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scald



Pronunciation: (skôld), [key]
v.t.
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.).

v.i.
to be or become scalded.

n.
1. a burn caused by the action of hot liquid or steam.
2. any similar condition, esp. as the result of too much heat or sunlight.
3. Plant Pathol.
a. a blanching of the epidermis and adjacent tissues, which turn pale or dark brown, caused by extreme heat or sun exposure.
b. a condition resembling scald caused by improper conditions of growth or storage, as in apples, or by fungi, as in cranberries.

scald



Pronunciation: (skôld, skäld), [key]
n.
skald.

scald



Pronunciation: (skôld), [key]
adj. Archaic.
Also,scalled.scabby; scurvy.

n.
a scab.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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