Scald Definition

skôld
scalded, scalding, scalds
verb
scalded, scalding, scalds
To be or become scalded.
Webster's New World
To burn or injure with hot liquid or steam.
Webster's New World
To use boiling liquid on.
Webster's New World
To heat almost to the boiling point.
Webster's New World
To affect with a sensation similar to that caused by hot liquid on the skin.
Tears scalded his eyes.
American Heritage
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noun
scalds
A burn or injury caused by scalding.
Webster's New World
The act or an instance of scalding.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
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adjective
(obsolete) Affected with the scab; scabby.
Wiktionary
(obsolete) Paltry; worthless.
Scald rhymers.
Wiktionary

Origin of Scald

  • 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

  • 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

  • Alteration of scall.

    From Wiktionary

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