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English definition of “scald”

scald

verb [T]  /skɔld/ us  
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
adjective, adverb  /ˈskɔl·dɪŋ/ us  
You can wash off the wax with scalding water.
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