|1.||[ noun ] (medicine) a burn cause by hot liquid or steam|
|2.||[ verb ] burn with a hot liquid or steam|
"She scalded her hands when she turned on the faucet and hot water came out"
|3.||[ verb ] heat to the boiling point|
"scald the milk"
|4.||[ verb ] treat with boiling water|
"scald tomatoes so that they can be peeled"
|5.||[ verb ] subject to harsh criticism|
"The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday" "the professor scaled the students" "your invectives scorched the community"
|6.||[ noun ] the act of burning with steam or hot water|