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scaldverb [T]

uk   /skɔːld/  us   /skɑːld/
to burn the skin with boiling liquid or steam: I dropped a pan of boiling water and scalded my leg.
to put something in boiling water or steam in order to make it completely clean: Scald the needles to sterilize them.
specialized food & drink to heat a liquid until it almost boils: Scald the milk and then add it to the egg and sugar mixture.

scaldnoun [C]

uk   /skɔːld/  us   /skɑːld/
an injury to the skin caused by boiling liquid 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 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  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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