Definition of “scald” - English Dictionary

“scald” in American English

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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
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)