Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun scald

2 senses of scald

Sense 1
scald -- (a burn cause by hot liquid or steam)
       => burn -- (an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation)

Sense 2
scald -- (the act of burning with steam or hot water)
       => burn -- (damage inflicted by fire)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb scald

4 senses of scald

Sense 1
blister, scald, whip -- (subject to harsh criticism; "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"; "the professor scaled the students"; "your invectives scorched the community")
       => attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault -- (attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker")

Sense 2
scald -- (treat with boiling water; "scald tomatoes so that they can be peeled")
       => process, treat -- (subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill")

Sense 3
scald -- (heat to the boiling point; "scald the milk")
       => heat, heat up -- (make hot or hotter; "the sun heats the oceans"; "heat the water on the stove")

Sense 4
scald -- (burn with a hot liquid or steam; "She scalded her hands when she turned on the faucet and hot water came out")
       => burn -- (burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress")

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