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
Definition for scald (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for scald
I clawed at the scalding sand with my fingertips to ascend a steep, 45-degree slope and stumbled the last steps to the top.I Tried to Climb the Largest Sand Dune in North America|Emily Pennington|September 22, 2020|Outside Online
New GOP primary challengers are looking to serve their Tea Party challengers a scalding hot cuppa change.
He sees his bare legs splayed out in front of him, and he sees hot brown pitch poured over them, scalding, clinging to his skin.Why the American Revolution's Loyalists Are True Patriots|Andrew Roberts|February 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
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!"
He crouched, nerves and muscles tense, controled in spite of the torturous cloud of scalding vapor that pressed close to him.
In the semi-darkness of the cell the steaming liquid overflows, scalding my bare feet.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
He even shed some scalding tears in secret; though, to look at him, that seemed impossible.
I attempted to put my hand into one of them to the wrist, but could not get it in to the knuckles without scalding.Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51|E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls