Definition of scald noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//skɔːld//
; NAmE NAmE//skɔːld//
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an injury to the skin from very hot liquid or steam For minor burns and scalds, cool the affected area under running water. See related entries: Injuries Word OriginMiddle English (as a verb): from Anglo-Norman French escalder, from late Latin excaldare, from Latin ex- ‘thoroughly’ + calidus ‘hot’. The noun dates from the early 17th cent.
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