Definition of scalding in English:


Line breaks: scald|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈskɔːldɪŋ


  • 1Very hot; burning: she took a sip of scalding tea [as submodifier]: the water was scalding hot
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    • Fortunately, Fay saves me from answering by handing me a scalding hot mug, filled with suspiciously dark looking tea.
    • On the day Waterford never came out of the traps and never produced a resemblance of the form that had seen them make it to this juncture, on a scalding hot day in Limerick in front of a great Waterford crowd.
    • He is also accused of indecently assaulting a second man while he and a female colleague bathed him and holding the hand of another disabled patient under a scalding hot tap to prove to his colleague it would make him run away.
    extremely hot, burning, blistering, searing, red-hot; piping hot
    informal boiling (hot), sizzling
  • 1.1Intense and painful or distressing: a scalding tirade of abuse
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    • A scalding pain lanced through her body like a fiery, hot poker.

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