scald1 [skôld, skäld]
[ME scalden < NormFr escalder, for OFr eschalder < LL excaldare, to wash in warm water < L ex-, intens. + calidus, hot, akin to calere, to be warm: see CALORIE]
1. to burn or injure with hot liquid or steam
2. to heat almost to the boiling point
3. to use boiling liquid on; specif.,
a) to sterilize by the use of boiling liquid
b) to loosen the skin of (fruit, etc.), the feathers of (poultry), or the like, by the use of boiling water
to be or become scalded
1. a burn or injury caused by scalding
2. the act or an instance of scalding
3. short for SUNSCALD
scald2 [skôld, skäld]
var. of SKALD

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