Definition and Meanings for scalding

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Part of Speech of scalding

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun, adjective

Etymology of scalding

of. eschalder, eschauder, escauder, f. , fr. l. excaldare; ex + caldus, calidus, warm, hot. see ex, and caldron for scalled. see scall icel. sk

Meaning of scalding

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • 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.
  • to expose to a boiling or violent heat over a fire, or in hot water or other liquor; as, to scald milk or meat.

as noun

  • a burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by some hot liquid, or by steam.

as adjective

  • affected with the scab; scabby.
  • scurvy; paltry; as, scald rhymers.

as noun

  • scurf on the head. see scall.

as noun

  • 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.
  • No antonyms for scalding

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