Definition of scalding in English:

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scalding

Pronunciation: /ˈskɔːldɪŋ/

adjective

1Very hot; burning: she took a sip of scalding tea [as submodifier]: the water was scalding hot
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
extremely hot, burning, blistering, searing, red-hot;
1.1Intense and painful or distressing: a scalding tirade of abuse
More example sentences
  • A scalding pain lanced through her body like a fiery, hot poker.

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