scald
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French *escalder, eschauder, from Late Latin excaldare to wash in warm water, from Latin ex- + calida, calda warm water, from feminine of calidus warm, from calēre to be warm — more at lee Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to burn with or as if with hot liquid or steam 2. a. to subject to the action of boiling water or steam b. to bring to a temperature just below the boiling point <
scald milk
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3. scorch intransitive verb 1. to scald something 2. to become scalded II. noun Date: 1601 1. an injury to the body caused by scalding 2. an act or process of scalding 3. any of various conditions or diseases of plants or fruits marked especially by a usually brownish discoloration of tissue III. adjective Etymology: scall + 1-ed Date: 1529 1. archaic scabby, scurfy 2. archaic shabby, contemptible IV. variant of skald V. adjective Etymology: alteration of scalded Date: 1791 subjected to scalding <
coffee…with scald cream — Charles Kingsley
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  • Scald — Scald, a. [For scalled. See {Scall}.] 1. Affected with the scab; scabby. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Scurvy; paltry; as, scald rhymers. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] {Scald crow} (Zo[ o]l.), the hooded crow. [Ireland] {Scald head} (Med.), a name… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scald — Scald, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scalded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scalding}.] [OF. eschalder, eschauder, escauder, F. [ e]chauder, fr. L. excaldare; ex + caldus, calidus, warm, hot. See {Ex}, and {Caldron}.] 1. To burn with hot liquid or steam; to pain or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • scald — scald; scald·er; scald·ing; semi·scald; …   English syllables

  • Scald — Scald, n. A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by some hot liquid, or by steam. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scald — Scald, n. Scurf on the head. See {Scall}. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scald — (sk[a^]ld or sk[add]ld; 277), n. [Icel. sk[=a]ld.] One of the ancient Scandinavian poets and historiographers; a reciter and singer of heroic poems, eulogies, etc., among the Norsemen; more rarely, a bard of any of the ancient Teutonic tribes.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scald — (v.) early 13c., from O.N.Fr. escalder (O.Fr. eschalder, Fr. échauder) to scald, from L.L. excaldare bathe in hot water, from L. ex off + calidus hot (see calorie). Related: Scalded; scalding …   Etymology dictionary

  • scald — index burn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • scald — ► VERB 1) injure with very hot liquid or steam. 2) heat (a liquid) to near boiling point. 3) immerse briefly in boiling water. ► NOUN ▪ a burn or other injury caused by hot liquid or steam. ● like a scalded cat Cf. ↑like …   English terms dictionary

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