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

Translation of scald in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (burn)
    I scalded my hand in the steam
    me escaldé la mano con el vapor
    Example sentences
    • Surprise, surprise, the first time she braked, the hot liquid went sloshing over her knees and scalded her.
    • ‘As soon as he showed me his back I was horrified, it looked as if he had been scalded,’ said Mrs Gillvray, of Stonehill Rise, Scawthorpe.
    • Thirty minutes after taking the child from the bath, he realised she had been scalded, but he did not seek emergency help.
  • 2 (treat with hot water)
    esterilizar (con agua hirviendo)
    Example sentences
    • Take seven red ripe tomatoes, blanch/scald them in boiling water, peel them, remove the seeds and slice into small pieces and put them in a dish.
    • The birds are scalded, de-feathered by machine and transferred to the eviscerating line.
    • Cut the mutton and radish into cubes and scald the mutton.
  • 3 (heat)
    calentar (sin que llegue al punto de ebullición)
    Example sentences
    • On low heat, scald the milk with the vanilla bean.
    • Still, it is a good practice to scald the milk or cream as this precaution will kill bacteria and also dissolve the sugar and help infuse any flavors.
    • Some folks say that you need to scald the milk beforehand, but I had no problem reaching the desired consistency with cold milk.


  • escaldadura (feminine)
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