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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old North French
Origin: escalder, from Late Latin excaldare 'to wash in warm water', from Latin calidus 'warm'

scald

1 verb
     
scald1 [transitive]
MI to 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 also
burn
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