Definition of descale verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

descale

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈskeɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈskeɪl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they descale
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈskeɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈskeɪl//
 
he / she / it descales
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈskeɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈskeɪlz//
 
past simple descaled
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈskeɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈskeɪld//
 
past participle descaled
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈskeɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈskeɪld//
 
-ing form descaling
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈskeɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈskeɪlɪŋ//
 
 
jump to other results
descale something (British English) to remove the scale (= the hard white material left on pipes, etc. by water when it is heated) from something