Scald meaning

skôld
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To affect with a sensation similar to that caused by hot liquid on the skin.

Tears scalded his eyes.

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A body injury caused by scalding.
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A discoloration of leaves or stored fruit caused by any of various factors, such as exposure to intense light, oxidation, or infection with certain bacteria and fungi.
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To burn or injure with hot liquid or steam.
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To heat almost to the boiling point.
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To use boiling liquid on.
  • To sterilize by the use of boiling liquid.
  • To loosen the skin of (fruit, etc.), the feathers of (poultry), or the like, by the use of boiling water.
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To be or become scalded.
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A burn or injury caused by scalding.
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The act or an instance of scalding.
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To burn with hot liquid.

To scald the hand.

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(cooking) To heat almost to boiling.

Scald the milk until little bubbles form.

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A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by hot liquid or steam.
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1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12.

Some heale Horses, some cure men, some the plague, some the scald [transl. teigne], some the cough, some one kinde of scab, and some another [...].

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(obsolete) Affected with the scab; scabby.

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(obsolete) Paltry; worthless.

Scald rhymers.

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Alternative form of skald.

A war song such as was of yore chanted on the field of battle by the scalds of the yet heathen Saxons. "” Sir Walter Scott.

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Scald is defined as to burn with hot steam or liquid, to heat liquid almost to the point of boiling, or to harshly criticize.

An example of scald is to pour boiling water on your hand.

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The definition of a scald is an injury caused by burning with hot steam or liquid.

An example of a scald is a wound from the steam of a tea kettle.

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Origin of scald

  • Middle English scalden from Old North French escalder from Late Latin excaldāre to wash in hot water Latin ex- ex- Latin calidus, caldus warm, hot kelə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French escalder (Old French eschalder, French échauder), from Late Latin excaldare (“bathe in hot water"), from Latin ex- (“off, out") + calidus (“hot") from whence English calorie.

    From Wiktionary

  • Alteration of scall.

    From Wiktionary