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.
Words nearby scald
Origin of scald1
OTHER WORDS FROM scaldnon·scald·ing, adjectiveun·scald·ed, adjectiveun·scald·ing, adjective
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Origin of skald
OTHER WORDS FROM skaldskald·ic, adjectiveskald·ship, noun
Examples from the Web for scald
Scald one quart of milk, with half an onion and a stalk of celery; strain into a pitcher and keep hot if convenient.Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties|Janet McKenzie Hill
If you are forced to give your hens or chickens meal, you must sift it fine and scald it and cool it.
My mother taught him the songs of the Baltic, and Hilda led his steps through the woodland with tales of hero and scald.Harold, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Put them into a pan, and scald them in boiling water to make the skins come off easily.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches|Eliza Leslie
"I like not such places, my king," the scald answered honestly.King Olaf's Kinsman|Charles Whistler