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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Causing a burning sensation, as from contact with hot liquid.
  • adj. Boiling: scalding water.
  • adj. Scorching; searing: scalding sunlight.
  • adj. Harshly critical or denunciatory; scathing: a scalding review of the play.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Hot enough to burn.
  • v. Present participle of scald.
  • n. An instance of scalding; a burn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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