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English noun: scald

1. scald (state) a burn cause by hot liquid or steam

Broader (hypernym)burn

2. scald (act) the act of burning with steam or hot water

Broader (hypernym)burn

English verb: scald

1. scald (communication) subject to harsh criticism

SamplesThe Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday.
The professor scaled the students.
Your invectives scorched the community.

Synonymsblister, whip

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe

2. scald (change) treat with boiling water

SamplesScald tomatoes so that they can be peeled.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)process, treat

3. scald (change) heat to the boiling point

SamplesScald the milk.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)heat, heat up

4. scald (change) burn with a hot liquid or steam

SamplesShe scalded her hands when she turned on the faucet and hot water came out.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)burn

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