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[skawld] /skɔld/
verb (used with object)
1.
to burn or affect painfully with or as if with hot liquid or steam.
2.
to subject to the action of boiling or hot liquid.
3.
to heat to a temperature just short of the boiling point:
to scald milk.
4.
to parboil or blanch (fruit, vegetables, etc.).
verb (used without object)
5.
to be or become scalded.
noun
6.
a burn caused by the action of hot liquid or steam.
7.
any similar condition, especially as the result of too much heat or sunlight.
8.
Plant Pathology.
  1. a blanching of the epidermis and adjacent tissues, which turn pale or dark brown, caused by extreme heat or sun exposure.
  2. a condition resembling scald caused by improper conditions of growth or storage, as in apples, or by fungi, as in cranberries.
Origin
dialectal Old French
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English scalden (v.) < dialectal Old French escalder < Late Latin excaldāre to wash in hot water. See ex-, caldarium
Related forms
nonscalding, adjective
unscalded, adjective
unscalding, adjective
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Examples from the web for scalded
  • Add a little scalded milk, then add to milk on burner.
  • Then he rinsed his hands in a nearby stream that almost scalded his fingers.
  • scalded by scandal himself, he understood that in art what is hidden or implied can be more telling than what is made explicit.
  • Cream which remains may be scalded and used to dissolve gelatine when making desserts which require gelatine.
  • Mix dry ingredients, add eggs slightly beaten, and pour on gradually scalded milk.
  • Cream the butter, add flour, and pour on gradually scalded milk and cream.
  • Add scalded milk to corn meal, then add sugar and butter.
  • Add two eggs slightly beaten and two cups scalded milk.
British Dictionary definitions for scalded

scald1

/skɔːld/
verb
1.
to burn or be burnt with or as if with hot liquid or steam
2.
(transitive) to subject to the action of boiling water, esp so as to sterilize
3.
(transitive) to heat (a liquid) almost to boiling point
4.
(transitive) to plunge (tomatoes, peaches, etc) into boiling water briefly in order to skin them more easily
noun
5.
the act or result of scalding
6.
an abnormal condition in plants, characterized by discoloration and wrinkling of the skin of the fruits, caused by exposure to excessive sunlight, gases, etc
Derived Forms
scalder, noun
Word Origin
C13: via Old Norman French from Late Latin excaldāre to wash in warm water, from calida (aqua) warm (water), from calēre to be warm

scald2

/skɔːld/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of skald

scald3

/skɔːld/
adjective
1.
scabby
noun
2.
a scab or a skin disease producing scabs
Word Origin
C16: from scall
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Word Origin and History for scalded

scald

v.

c.1200, "to be very hot; to afflict painfully with hot liquid or steam," from Old North French escalder "to scald, to scorch" (Old French eschalder "heat, boil up, bubble," Modern French échauder), from Late Latin excaldare "bathe in hot water" (source also of Spanish escaldar, Italian scaldare "heat with hot water"), from Latin ex- "off" (see ex-) + calidus "hot" (see calorie). Related: Scalded; scalding. The noun is c.1600, from the verb.

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scalded in Medicine

scald (skôld)
v. scald·ed, scald·ing, scalds
To burn with a hot liquid or steam. n.
A body injury caused by scalding.

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