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SCALD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scald mean? 

SCALD (noun)
  The noun SCALD has 2 senses:

1. a burn cause by hot liquid or steam
2. the act of burning with steam or hot water

  Familiarity information: SCALD used as a noun is rare.


SCALD (verb)
  The verb SCALD has 4 senses:

1. subject to harsh criticism
2. treat with boiling water
3. heat to the boiling point
4. burn with a hot liquid or steam

  Familiarity information: SCALD used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCALD (noun)


Sense 1scald [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A burn cause by hot liquid or steam

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("scald" is a kind of...):

burn (an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation)


Sense 2scald [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of burning with steam or hot water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("scald" is a kind of...):

burn (damage inflicted by fire)


SCALD (verb)


Sense 1scald [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Subject to harsh criticism

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

scald; blister; whip

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "scald" is one way to...):

assail; assault; attack; lash out; round; snipe (attack in speech or writing)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2scald [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Treat with boiling water

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

scald tomatoes so that they can be peeled

Hypernyms (to "scald" is one way to...):

process; treat (subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3scald [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Heat to the boiling point

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

scald the milk

Hypernyms (to "scald" is one way to...):

heat; heat up (make hot or hotter)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4scald [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Burn with a hot liquid or steam

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "scald" is one way to...):

burn (burn with heat, fire, or radiation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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