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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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