scalding
adjective Date: 13th century 1. hot enough to scald <
scalding water
>
2. a. having or producing the feeling of being burned <
scalding sun
>
<
scalding sand
>
b. scathing <
scalding criticism
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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