Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Hot enough to scald the skin.
  • adjective Causing a burning sensation like that of hot liquid on the skin.
  • adjective Emotionally painful or traumatic.
  • adjective Harshly critical or denunciatory; scathing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or process of burning with hot liquid or with steam.
  • noun plural Things scalded or boiled, especially while still scalding hot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a liquid Hot enough to burn.
  • verb Present participle of scald.
  • noun An instance of scalding; a burn.

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Examples

  • In this year's pageant, contestant Lauren Edwards dunked a large chicken in scalding water and plucked it with her bare hands.

    Miss Outdoors Crowned In Maryland

  • For simply articulating a truth known by very many, not the least the Palestinian leadership, for decades, Whitley was chastised by the Jordanians, while Hamas angrily demanded his dismissal: one more example of how speaking your mind can land you in scalding water with those who regard freedom of speech as contingent on what you say.

    Ben S. Cohen: The Palestinians and Israel: Just Say No

  • For simply articulating a truth known by very many, not the least the Palestinian leadership, for decades, Whitley was chastised by the Jordanians, while Hamas angrily demanded his dismissal: one more example of how speaking your mind can land you in scalding water with those who regard freedom of speech as contingent on what you say.

    Ben S. Cohen: The Palestinians and Israel: Just Say No

  • For simply articulating a truth known by very many, not the least the Palestinian leadership, for decades, Whitley was chastised by the Jordanians, while Hamas angrily demanded his dismissal: one more example of how speaking your mind can land you in scalding water with those who regard freedom of speech as contingent on what you say.

    Ben S. Cohen: The Palestinians and Israel: Just Say No

  • For simply articulating a truth known by very many, not the least the Palestinian leadership, for decades, Whitley was chastised by the Jordanians, while Hamas angrily demanded his dismissal: one more example of how speaking your mind can land you in scalding water with those who regard freedom of speech as contingent on what you say.

    Ben S. Cohen: The Palestinians and Israel: Just Say No

  • For simply articulating a truth known by very many, not the least the Palestinian leadership, for decades, Whitley was chastised by the Jordanians, while Hamas angrily demanded his dismissal: one more example of how speaking your mind can land you in scalding water with those who regard freedom of speech as contingent on what you say.

    Ben S. Cohen: The Palestinians and Israel: Just Say No

  • What if I took a bath in scalding water, let the water run my skin red?

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  • What if I took a bath in scalding water, let the water run my skin red?

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  • Life can be found in scalding, acidic hot pools, in the driest deserts, and in the dark, crushing depths of the ocean.

    Boing Boing

  • They doused her in scalding water, ripped out her hair and made her drink from a toilet.

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