to burn or affect painfully with or as if with hot liquid or steam.
to subject to the action of boiling or hot liquid.
to heat to a temperature just short of the boiling point: to scald milk.
to parboil or blanch (fruit, vegetables, etc.).
to be or become scalded.
a burn caused by the action of hot liquid or steam.
any similar condition, especially as the result of too much heat or sunlight.
a blanching of the epidermis and adjacent tissues, which turn pale or dark brown, caused by extreme heat or sun exposure.
a condition resembling scald caused by improper conditions of growth or storage, as in apples, or by fungi, as in cranberries.
- non·scald·ing, adjective
- un·scald·ed, adjective
- un·scald·ing, adjective
How to use scald in a sentence
To loosen their feathers, chicken carcasses are dunked into a tank of scalding water.America’s Food Safety System Failed to Stop a Salmonella Epidemic. It’s Still Making People Sick. | by Bernice Yeung, Michael Grabell, Irena Hwang and Mollie Simon | October 29, 2021 | ProPublica
After extensive modeling, they have found that the atmospheric pressures on some of these planets could allow hot-but-not-scalding oceans to persist for billions of years.‘Hycean’ exoplanets could be home to the alien life we’ve been searching for | Charlie Wood | August 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
They can go years without food or water, withstand freezing and scalding temperatures and endure blistering radiation and the vacuum of outer space.Even hard-to-kill tardigrades can’t always survive being shot out of a gun | Maria Temming | June 2, 2021 | Science News
After those lies inspired the violent assault on the Capitol, Hawley took scalding criticism, which he has now tossed into the Right-Wing Media Victimization Machine, magically converting it into an effort to “cancel” him.Josh Hawley’s ugly rant unmasks the fraudulence of the anti-‘wokeness’ crusade | Greg Sargent | April 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Court records suggest that Moore had once scalded Antaramian with hot water, sold herself as the trustee of the victim’s estate and isolated her from friends.Why One Woman Has Spent 5 Years in a San Diego County Jail With No Trial | Jesse Marx | April 8, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
His duty it was to stand at the head of the scalding trough, watch in hand, to "time" the length of the scald, crying "Hog in!"The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
"Washes himself as if he's afraid the water'd scald him," said the Deacon, watching the negro's awkward efforts.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6) | John McElroy
“'And you will be sure to scald your fingers and get the worst of it,'” Puddy went on relentlessly.The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives | Elizabeth Strong Worthington
Take a quart of milk; heat one third and scald with it a half-pint of flour; if skimmed milk, use a small piece of butter.
Either they didn't scald the meal or they didn't heat the oven,—what in one hand was light beaten gold in another became lead.
British Dictionary definitions for scald (1 of 3)
to burn or be burnt with or as if with hot liquid or steam
(tr) to subject to the action of boiling water, esp so as to sterilize
(tr) to heat (a liquid) almost to boiling point
(tr) to plunge (tomatoes, peaches, etc) into boiling water briefly in order to skin them more easily
the act or result of scalding
an abnormal condition in plants, characterized by discoloration and wrinkling of the skin of the fruits, caused by exposure to excessive sunlight, gases, etc
- scalder, noun
British Dictionary definitions for scald (2 of 3)
a variant spelling of skald
British Dictionary definitions for scald (3 of 3)
a scab or a skin disease producing scabs
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