|1.||to burn or be burnt with or as if with hot liquid or steam|
|2.||(tr) to subject to the action of boiling water, esp so as to sterilize|
|3.||(tr) to heat (a liquid) almost to boiling point|
|4.||(tr) to plunge (tomatoes, peaches, etc) into boiling water briefly in order to skin them more easily|
|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|
|[C13: via Old Norman French from Late Latin excaldāre to wash in warm water, from calida (aqua) warm (water), from calēre to be warm]|
v. scald·ed, scald·ing, scalds
To burn with a hot liquid or steam. n.
A body injury caused by scalding.