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Noun: scald  skold
  1. A burn cause by hot liquid or steam
     
  2. The act of burning with steam or hot water
Verb: scald  skold
  1. Subject to harsh criticism
    "The Senator scalded the administration in his speech on Friday";
    - blister, whip
     
  2. Treat with boiling water
    "scald tomatoes so that they can be peeled"
     
  3. Heat to the boiling point
    "scald the milk"
     
  4. Burn with a hot liquid or steam
    "She scalded her hands when she turned on the faucet and hot water came out"

Derived forms: scalds, scalding, scalded

Type of: assail, assault, attack, burn, heat, heat up, lash out, process, round, snipe, treat

Encyclopedia: Scald