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scaldverb [T]

uk   /skɔːld/  us   /skɑːld/
to ​burn the ​skin with ​boilingliquid or ​steam: I ​dropped a ​pan of ​boilingwater and scalded my ​leg. to put something in ​boilingwater or ​steam in ​order to make it ​completelyclean: Scald the ​needles to ​sterilize them. specialized food & drink to ​heat a ​liquid until it ​almostboils: Scald the ​milk and then ​add it to the ​egg and ​sugarmixture.

scaldnoun [C]

uk   /skɔːld/  us   /skɑːld/
an ​injury to the ​skincaused by ​boilingliquid or ​steam
(Definition of scald from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scaldverb [T]

 us   /skɔld/
to ​burn someone with very ​hotliquid or ​steam: The ​liquidspilled out and scalded his ​hand. To scald a ​liquid is to ​heat it until it ​almostboils: scald the ​milk
scalding
adjective, adverb  us   /ˈskɔl·dɪŋ/
You can ​wash off the ​wax with scalding ​water.
(Definition of scald from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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