To scald is to burn someone's skin with hot water, often accidentally. When you scald yourself, you're often doing it on purpose.

  • She scalded herself when she tried to take the pot off the stove.

  • The pot was scalding hot, and he couldn't take it off the stove.

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Example Sentences for scalded

  • 1

    He was scalded by the boiling water.

  • 2

    What is the difference between burning and scalding

  • 3

    Scald the milk by heating it in a small pan with the butter until it is almost boiling.

  • 4

    To help your children avoid getting burned or scalded, start by establishing a safe hot water temperature.

  • 5

    Bring water and scald in a saucepan.

  • 6

    Scald milk and add sour cream.

  • 7

    To prevent scald burns, water heater thermostats should be set to deliver water at a temperature no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • 8

    She then spilled the coffee on her lap and was seriously scalded.

  • 9

    You could make it too hot and scald your mother.

  • 10

    Babysitter John Ward pushed the six month old girl into a scalding hot bath.