Scalding



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.

a blanching of the epidermis and adjacent tissues, which turn pale or dark brown, caused by extreme heat or sun exposure.
a condition resembling scald caused by improper conditions of growth or storage, as in apples, or by fungi, as in cranberries.

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
noun
1.
a variant spelling of skald
adjective
1.
scabby
noun
2.
a scab or a skin disease producing scabs

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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