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Meaning of scald

scald

Pronunciation: (skôld), [key]
— v.t.
  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.).
—v.i.
  1. to be or become scalded.
—n.
  1. a burn caused by the action of hot liquid or steam.
  2. any similar condition, esp. as the result of too much heat or sunlight.
    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.

scald

Pronunciation: (skôld, skäld), [key]
— n.
  1. skald.

scald

Pronunciation: (skôld), [key]
— adj. Archaic.
  1. scabby; scurvy.
—n.
  1. a scab.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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