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Definition 1: the act of burning with steam or hot water - [noun denoting act]

(scald is a kind of ...) damage inflicted by fire

Definition 2: a burn cause by hot liquid or steam - [noun denoting state]

(scald is a kind of ...) an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation

Definition 3: burn with a hot liquid or steam - [verb of change]

Samples where scald or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She scalded her hands when she turned on the faucet and hot water came out

(scald is a kind of ...) damage by burning with heat, fire, or radiation

"The iron burnt a hole in my dress"

Definition 4: heat to the boiling point - [verb of change]

Samples where scald or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • scald the milk

(scald is a kind of ...) make hot or hotter

"the sun heats the oceans" "heat the water on the stove"

Definition 5: treat with boiling water - [verb of change]

Samples where scald or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • scald tomatoes so that they can be peeled

(scald is a kind of ...) subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

"process cheese" "process hair" "treat the water so it can be drunk" "treat the lawn with chemicals" "treat an oil spill"

Definition 6: subject to harsh criticism - [verb of communication]

Samples where scald or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday
  • the professor scaled the students
  • your invectives scorched the community

Synonyms for scald in the sense of this definition

(scald is a kind of ...) attack in speech or writing

"The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

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