verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- 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.
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Origin of scald1
OTHER WORDS FROM scaldnon·scald·ing, adjectiveun·scald·ed, adjectiveun·scald·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for scald
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!"
"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.