escalder, from Late Latin excaldare 'to wash in warm water', from Latin calidus 'warm'
MIto burn your skin with hot liquid or steam:
Don't scald yourself with that kettle!
WORD FOCUS: burn WORD FOCUS: burn to be burning:be on fire, be ablaze, be alight to start burning:catch fire, burst into flames, ignite to make something start burning:light, set fire to something to make something stop burning:put out, extinguish to hurt or damage your skin with hot liquid or steam:scald the crime of deliberately setting fire to buildings:arson ➔ See alsoburn
Definition of scald from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within the topic ILLNESS AND DISABILITY