1. [ noun ] (medicine) a burn cause by hot liquid or steam
Related terms: burn
2. [ verb ] burn with a hot liquid or steam

"She scalded her hands when she turned on the faucet and hot water came out"

Related terms: burn
3. [ verb ] heat to the boiling point

"scald the milk"

Related terms: heat
4. [ verb ] treat with boiling water

"scald tomatoes so that they can be peeled"

Related terms: process
5. [ verb ] subject to harsh criticism
Synonyms: whip blister

"The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday" "the professor scaled the students" "your invectives scorched the community"

Related terms: attack
6. [ noun ] the act of burning with steam or hot water
Related terms: burn
Similar spelling:   scold