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English definition of “scald”

scald

verb [T]    /skɔld/
to burn someone with very hot liquid or steam : The liquid spilled out and scalded his hand . To scald a liquid is to heat it until it almost boils : scald the milk scalding    /ˈskɔl·dɪŋ/ adjective, adverb You can wash off the wax with scalding water .
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