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scald

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Adjective

CIDE DICTIONARY

scaldv. t. [OF. eschalder, eschauder, escauder, F. échauder, fr. L. excaldare; ex + caldus, calidus, warm, hot. See Ex, and Caldron.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Mine own tears
    Do scald like molten lead.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Here the blue flames of scalding brimstone fall."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To expose to a boiling or violent heat over a fire, or in hot water or other liquor; as, to scald milk or meat.  [1913 Webster]
scaldn. 
     A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by some hot liquid, or by steam.  [1913 Webster]
scalda. [For scalled. See Scall.].
  •  Affected with the scab; scabby.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Scurvy; paltry; as, scald rhymers.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
Scald crow (Zoöl.), the hooded crow. [Ireland] -- Scald head (Med.), a name popularly given to several diseases of the scalp characterized by pustules (the dried discharge of which forms scales) and by falling out of the hair.
scaldn. 
     Scurf on the head. See Scall.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
scaldn. [Icel. skāld.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]
    "A war song such as was of yore chanted on the field of battle by the scalds of the yet heathen Saxons."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

scald, v. & n.
--v.tr.
1 burn (the skin etc.) with hot liquid or steam.
2 heat (esp. milk) to near boiling-point.
3 (usu. foll. by out) clean (a pan etc.) by rinsing with boiling water.
4 treat (poultry etc.) with boiling water to remove feathers etc.
--n.
1 a burn etc. caused by scalding.
2 a skin disease caused esp. by air pollution etc. affecting the fruits of some plants.

Idiom
like a scalded cat moving unusually fast. scalded cream a dessert made from milk scalded and allowed to stand. scalding tears hot bitter tears of grief etc.
Derivative
scalder n.
scald, var. of SKALD.

THESAURUS

scald

abrade, abrasion, bake, bark, be in heat, blaze, blemish, bloody, bloom, boil, brand, break, broil, burn, chafe, check, chip, choke, claw, combust, concussion, cook, crack, crackle, craze, cut, flame, flame up, flare, flare up, flash burn, flicker, flush, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, fry, gall, gash, gasp, glow, hurt, incandesce, incise, incision, injure, injury, lacerate, laceration, lesion, maim, make mincemeat of, mat burn, maul, mortal wound, mutilate, mutilation, pant, parch, pierce, puncture, radiate heat, rend, rent, rip, roast, run, rupture, savage, scorch, scotch, scrape, scratch, scuff, sear, second-degree burn, seethe, shimmer with heat, simmer, singe, skin, slash, slit, smolder, smother, sore, spark, sprain, stab, stab wound, steam, stew, stick, stifle, strain, suffocate, sunburn, sunscald, sweat, swelter, tear, third-degree burn, toast, trauma, traumatize, windburn, wound, wounds immedicable, wrench

ROGET THESAURUS

scald

Poetry

N poetry, poetics, poesy, Muse, Calliope, tuneful Nine, Parnassus, Helicon, Pierides, Pierian spring, versification, rhyming, making verses, prosody, orthometry, poem, epic, epic poem, epopee, epopoea, ode, epode, idyl, lyric, eclogue, pastoral, bucolic, dithyramb, anacreontic, sonnet, roundelay, rondeau, rondo, madrigal, canzonet, cento, monody, elegy, amoebaeum, ghazal, palinode, dramatic poetry, lyric poetry, opera, posy, anthology, disjecta membra poetae song, ballad, lay, love song, drinking song, war song, sea song, lullaby, music, nursery rhymes, doggerel, Hudibrastic verse, prose run mad, macaronics, macaronic verse, leonine verse, runes, canto, stanza, distich, verse, line, couplet, triplet, quatrain, strophe, antistrophe, verse, rhyme, assonance, crambo, meter, measure, foot, numbers, strain, rhythm, accentuation, dactyl, spondee, trochee, anapest, hexameter, pentameter, Alexandrine, anacrusis, antispast, blank verse, ictus, elegiacs, elegiac verse, elegaic meter, elegaic poetry, poet, poet laureate, laureate, bard, lyrist, scald, skald, troubadour, trouvere, minstrel, minnesinger, meistersinger, improvisatore, versifier, sonneteer, rhymer, rhymist, rhymester, ballad monger, runer, poetaster, genus irritabile vatum, poetic, poetical, lyric, lyrical, tuneful, epic, dithyrambic, metrical, a catalectin, elegiac, iambic, trochaic, anapestic, amoebaeic, Melibean, skaldic, Ionic, Sapphic, Alcaic, Pindaric, a poem round and perfect as a star, Dichtung und Wahrheit, furor poeticus, his virtues formed the magic of his song, I do but sing because I must, I learnt life from the poets, licentia vatum, mutum est pictura poema, O for a muse of fire!, sweet food of sweetly uttered knowledge, the true poem is the poet's mind, Volk der Dichter und Denker, wisdom married to immortal verse.

Calefaction

VB heat, warm, chafe, stive, foment, make hot, sun oneself, sunbathe, go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame), fire, set fire to, set on fire, kindle, enkindle, light, ignite, strike a light, apply the match to, apply the torch to, rekindle, relume, fan the flame, add fuel to the flame, poke the fire, stir the fire, blow the fire, make a bonfire of, melt, thaw, fuse, liquefy, burn, inflame, roast, toast, fry, grill, singe, parch, bake, torrefy, scorch, brand, cauterize, sear, burn in, corrode, char, calcine, incinerate, smelt, scorify, reduce to ashes, burn to a cinder, commit to the flames, consign to the flames, boil, digest, stew, cook, seethe, scald, parboil, simmer, do to rags, take fire, catch fire, blaze.


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