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English definition of “scalding”

scalding

adjective (LIQUID)    /ˈskɔːl.dɪŋ/ US  /ˈskɑːl-/
If a liquid is scalding, it is extremely hot: scalding tea scalding hot waterHot and heatSultriness and humidity
(Definition of scalding adjective (LIQUID) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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