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scald3

[skawld] /skɔld/
adjective, Archaic.
1.
Also, scalled. scabby; scurvy.
noun
2.
a scab.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; scall + -ed3
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British Dictionary definitions for scaldest

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 scaldest

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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scaldest 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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