Definition of Scald

1. Noun. A burn cause by hot liquid or steam.

Generic synonyms: Burn

2. Verb. Subject to harsh criticism. "Your invectives scorched the community"
Exact synonyms: Blister, Whip
Generic synonyms: Assail, Assault, Attack, Lash Out, Round, Snipe

3. Noun. The act of burning with steam or hot water.
Generic synonyms: Burn

4. Verb. Treat with boiling water. "Scald tomatoes so that they can be peeled"
Generic synonyms: Process, Treat

5. Verb. Heat to the boiling point. "Scald the milk"
Generic synonyms: Heat, Heat Up

6. Verb. Burn with a hot liquid or steam. "She scalded her hands when she turned on the faucet and hot water came out"
Generic synonyms: Burn

Definition of Scald

1. v. t. To burn with hot liquid or steam; to pain or injure by contact with, or immersion in, any hot fluid; as, to scald the hand.

2. n. A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by some hot liquid, or by steam.

3. a. Affected with the scab; scabby.

4. n. Scurf on the head. See Scall.

5. n. One of the ancient Scandinavian poets and historiographers; a reciter and singer of heroic poems, eulogies, etc., among the Norsemen; more rarely, a bard of any of the ancient Teutonic tribes.

Definition of Scald

1. Verb. To burn with hot liquid. ¹

2. Verb. (cooking) To heat almost to boiling. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) Scaliness; a scabby skin disease. ¹

4. Noun. (alternative form of skald) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scald

1. to burn with hot liquid or steam [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Scald

1. A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by some hot liquid, or by steam. One of the ancient Scandinavian poets and historiographers; a reciter and singer of heroic poems, etc, among the Norsemen; more rarely, a bard of any of the ancient Teutonic tribes. Alternative forms: skald] "A war song such as was of yore chanted on the field of battle by the scalds of the yet heathen Saxons." (Sir W. Scott) Origin: Icel. Skald. 1. Affected with the scab; scaby. 2. Scurry; paltry; as, scald rhymers. Scald crow, a name popularly given to several diseases of the scalp characterised by pustules (the dried discharge of which forms scales) and by falling out of the hair. Origin: For scalled. See Scall. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scald

scalariformly
scalarization
scalarizations
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scalaron
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scalation
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scalded skin syndrome
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scaldini
scaldino
scalds

Literary usage of Scald

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1. Manual of Fruit Diseases by Lexemuel Ray Hesler, Herbert Hice Whetzel (1917)
"The more important diseases are scald, gall and hypertrophy. scald Caused by Guignardia Vaccinii Shear The late varieties of cranberries suffer from a ..."

2. Manual of Fruit Diseases by Lexemuel Ray Hesler, Herbert Hice Whetzel (1917)
"The more important diseases are scald, gall and hypertrophy. scald Caused by Guignardia Vaccinii Shear The late varieties of cranberries suffer from a ..."

3. Fungous Diseases of Plants: With Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"Under the name of scald a.number of fungi affect the cranberry, ... It has been estimated that the annual loss from cranberry scald is about $200000, ..."

4. Fungous Diseases of Plants: With Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"Under the name of scald a number of fungi affect the cranberry, ... It has been estimated that the annual loss from cranberry scald is about {,200000, ..."

5. Fungous Diseases of Plants: With Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"Under the name of scald a number of fungi affect the cranberry, ... It has been estimated that the annual loss from cranberry scald is about $200000, ..."

6. Harvard Studies and Notes in Philology and Literature by Dept. of Modern Languages, Harvard University (1903)
"... THE scald The remaining selection in Percy's Five Pieces ... Ransome of Egill the scald—was not again translated, so far as I have observed, ..."

7. Manual of Tree Diseases by William Howard Rankin (1918)
"SUN-scald Caused by high temperatures and low humidity The actual scorching of ... Although this is the type of injury to which the term sun-scald should be ..."

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