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English definition of “scald”

scald

verb [T]     /skɔːld/ US  /skɑːld/
to burn the skin with boiling liquid or steam : I dropped a pan of boiling water and scalded my leg .Burning, burnt and on fire to put something in boiling water or steam in order to make it completely clean : Scald the needles to sterilize them.Cleaning and tidying places and things specialized food & drink to heat a liquid until it almost boils : Scald the milk and then add it to the egg and sugar mixture .Physical and chemical processes
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