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.
Origin of scald1
Related formsnon·scald·ing, adjectiveun·scald·ed, adjectiveun·scald·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for scalding
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
And, in spite of all her pride, and of Orestes's presence, her eyes filled with scalding tears.Hypatia|Charles Kingsley
Set it over a brisk fire, and keep it scalding hot till all the grapes have burst.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches|Eliza Leslie
But it was scalding hot, by virtue of a little electric water heater the size of a quart tin can, connected at the bottom.Electricity for the farm|Frederick Irving Anderson
But he remembered how the scalding liquor had fallen on the tender skin.The Long Night|Stanley Weyman
This, from a stinging sensation in his arm, like the touch of red-hot iron, or a drop of scalding water.The Death Shot|Mayne Reid