Scalding Definition

skôldĭng
adjective
Hot enough to scald the skin.
Scalding water.
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Causing a burning sensation like that of hot liquid on the skin.
Scalding tears.
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Emotionally painful or traumatic.
A scalding experience.
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Harshly critical or denunciatory; scathing.
A scalding review of the play.
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verb

Present participle of scald.

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noun

An instance of scalding; a burn.

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Other Word Forms of Scalding

Noun

Singular:
scalding
Plural:
scaldings

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