Tears scalded his eyes.
- 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.
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 [...].
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.
An example of scald is to pour boiling water on your hand.
An example of a scald is a wound from the steam of a tea kettle.
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
- Alteration of scall.