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Definition of scald:

  1. A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by some hot liquid, or by steam.
  2. Affected with the scab; scabby.
  3. One of the ancient Scandinavian poets and historiographers; a reciter and singer of heroic poems, eulogies, etc., among the Norsemen; more rarely, a bard of any of the ancient Teutonic tribes.
  4. Scurf on the head. See Scall.
  5. Scurvy; paltry; as, scald rhymers.
  6. To burn with hot liquid or steam; to pain or injure by contact with, or immersion in, any hot fluid; as, to scald the hand.
  7. To expose to a boiling or violent heat over a fire, or in hot water or other liquor; as, to scald milk or meat.


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