scald - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlescalding
past tensescalded
past participlescalded
  1. 1
    to burn your skin with very hot liquid or steam

    The Christmas before, her mother had scalded herself with the turkey fat.

  2. 2
    to heat milk until it is almost boiling
  3. 3
    literary if tears scald your eyes, your eyes feel hot because you are crying