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scald

verb [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.

scald

noun [C] uk   /skɔːld/  us   /skɑːld/
an injury to the skin caused by boiling liquid or steam
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