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scald

scald

 
 
pronunciation:
skawld [or] skald
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scalded, scalding, scalds
definition 1: to burn with or as if with a hot liquid or steam.
She scalded her mouth on the hot tea.
definition 2: to treat with, subject to, or cover with a boiling liquid.
We cleaned the dishes by scalding them.
similar words:
blanch
definition 3: to heat (a liquid) to a temperature just below the boiling point.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be burned or heated by scalding.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a burn or other injury from a hot liquid or steam.
definition 2: a plant condition that is caused by a fungus or improper exposure to sunlight or gases and results in discoloration of epidermal and surrounding tissues, esp. in fruits and vegetables.
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derivation: scalding (adj.)