Share this entry

scald
British English: /skɔːld/
American English: /skɔld/

Translation of scald in French:

noun

transitive verb

  • 1 (burn)
    ébouillanter (person)
    to scald one's arm
    s'ébouillanter le bras
  • 3 (sterilize)
    stériliser [quelque chose] à l'eau bouillante (jar)
  • 4 (nearly boil)
    faire chauffer [quelque chose] sans bouillir (milk)

reflexive verb

  • to scald oneself
    s'ébouillanter

Idioms

to run off like a scalded cat

Definition of scald in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: