Adjective "Scalded" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Injure with very hot liquid or steam.
  1. 'You can also inhale steam from a kettle or pot of boiling water, taking care not to get so close that you scald yourself.'
  2. 'His trouble with women continued when he was nearly scalded to death by a seething pot of grits that had been thrown at him by another lover.'
  3. 'If you turn on the hot-water faucet too far in the shower, you may be scalded.'
  4. 'Gregor, the New Jersey Supreme Court allowed the fiancé of a man who was scalded to death to sue for NIED even though she was not married to the victim whose death she observed.'
  5. 'People drown in it, and are scalded and burnt by it.'
  6. '‘As soon as he showed me his back I was horrified, it looked as if he had been scalded,’ said Mrs Gillvray, of Stonehill Rise, Scawthorpe.'
  7. 'A child's fingers cannot be scalded by a piece of hot yam which its mother puts into its palm.'
  8. 'The survey found evidence of workers being punched, kicked, scalded, sexually harassed and attacked with bricks, walking frames and even airguns.'
  9. 'For those of you with small children, it will be an added comfort to know a mischievous child will not be scalded by this lower temperature.'
  10. 'It is further required that the relief valve be connected to an overflow pipe, to direct escaping steam and hot water to a safe location where bystanders are not likely to be scalded.'
  11. 'Hence, those who venture on the rock do it either in the morning or in the evening, to prevent their foot from getting scalded.'
  12. 'I pulled the doors open and stepped into my shower, adjusting the heat so that it wasn't scalding me anymore.'
  13. 'scald the milk with the citrus zest'
  14. 'For the chocolate soup: In a saucepan, scald the cream.'
  15. 'Some folks say that you need to scald the milk beforehand, but I had no problem reaching the desired consistency with cold milk.'
  16. 'Still, it is a good practice to scald the milk or cream as this precaution will kill bacteria and also dissolve the sugar and help infuse any flavors.'
  17. 'a medium sliced tomato, scalded in water to remove its skin'
  18. 'Cut the mutton and radish into cubes and scald the mutton.'
  19. 'The birds are scalded, de-feathered by machine and transferred to the eviscerating line.'
  20. 'Real tears sting and burn and scald you, vodka tears are mellow, sweetly sad and not tears at all.'
  21. 'The talking ceased and a new batch of hot, bitter tears scalded down my face.'


A burn or other injury caused by hot liquid or steam.
  1. 'Are we afraid of becoming like America, where you hear of people claiming for scalds received from drinking hot coffee?'
  2. 'Traumatic injuries include incisions, gunshot and sword wounds, scalds and burns, contusions, sprains or animal stings and bites.'
  3. 'These children represented 9% of all children admitted with burns or scalds during the six months and accounted for 78 inpatient days.'
  4. 'Aloe vera is an excellent first aid remedy to keep in the house for minor burns, cuts, scalds and sunburns.'
  5. 'He suffered serious scalds which needed surgery.'
  6. 'The same mixture will take the heat out of sunburn and scalds and soothe insect bites.'
  7. 'Burns and scalds are possible if your baby is near hot objects.'
  8. 'Immersion scalds are classic burn injuries in child abuse, but abuse should be suspected with any scald injury, especially if there is sharp demarcation between burned and normal skin or splash marks are absent.'
  9. 'Between February 1995 and April 1998, 23 young children were admitted to our burns unit because of scalds sustained after knocking or pulling over jugs or bowls of hot water which were being used to heat bottles of milk.'
  10. 'The presence of excessive splash burns or of scalds on areas of the body not likely to get wet when a child spills a container of hot liquid suggests an inflicted injury.'
Any of a number of plant diseases which produce an effect similar to that of scalding, especially a disease of fruit marked by browning and caused by excessive sunlight, bad storage conditions, or atmospheric pollution.
  1. 'In too much sun they may suffer scald on the leaves, or the leaves may appear yellow rather than deep green.'


    More definitions

    1. to burn or affect painfully with or as if with hot liquid or steam.

    2. to subject to the action of boiling or hot liquid.

    3. to heat to a temperature just short of the boiling point: to scald milk.

    4. to parboil or blanch (fruit, vegetables, etc.). verb (used without object)

    5. to be or become scalded. noun

    6. a burn caused by the action of hot liquid or steam.

    7. any similar condition, especially as the result of too much heat or sunlight.

    8. Plant

    More examples(as adjective)

    "sausages can be scalded."

    "lettuces can be scalded."

    "cheeses can be scalded."

    "cats can be scalded."

    "teas can be scalded."

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    (scald)Middle English (as a verb): from Anglo-Norman French escalder, from late Latin excaldare, from Latin ex- ‘thoroughly’ + calidus ‘hot’. The noun dates from the early 17th century.


    like a scalded cat