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scald·ing

 (skôl′dĭng)
adj.
1. Hot enough to scald the skin: scalding water.
2. Causing a burning sensation like that of hot liquid on the skin: scalding tears.
3.
a. Emotionally painful or traumatic: a scalding experience.
b. Harshly critical or denunciatory; scathing: a scalding review of the play.

scald′ing·ly adv.

scalding

(ˈskɔːldɪŋ)
adj
that scalds; too hot; burning
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scalding

adjective burning, boiling, searing, blistering, piping hot scalding hot water

scalding

adjective
Translations
ساخِن، غالٍ
horký
brennandi
haşlayacak kadar sıcak

scalding

[ˈskɔːldɪŋ] ADJ it's scalding (hot)está hirviendo or (LAm) que arde
the soup is scaldingla sopa está muy caliente

scalding

[ˈskɔːldɪŋ] adj (also scalding hot) → brûlant(e), bouillant(e)

scalding

adjsiedend; (inf: = very hot) → siedend heiß; (fig) tearsheiß
adv scalding hotsiedend heiß; skin, weatherglühend heiß

scalding

[ˈskɔːldɪŋ] adj scalding hotbollente

scald

(skoːld) verb
1. to hurt with hot liquid or steam. He scalded his hand with boiling water.
2. in cooking, to heat (eg milk) to just below boiling-point.
noun
a hurt caused by hot liquid or steam.
ˈscalding adjective
(of a liquid) hot enough to scald.
References in classic literature ?
His roving eyes began to moisten, and before the hymn was ended scalding tears rolled out of fountains that had long seemed dry, and followed each other down those cheeks, that had oftener felt the storms of heaven than any testimonials of weakness.
We were fain to button up our monkey jackets, and hold to our lips cups of scalding tea with our half frozen fingers.
With huge pronged poles they pitched hissing masses of blubber into the scalding pots, or stirred up the fires beneath, till the snaky flames darted, curling, out of the doors to catch them by the feet.
The coffee pot was scalding, the coffee was measured out in a bowl, and broken eggshells for the settling process were standing near.
The moment Miss Scatcherd withdrew after afternoon school, I ran to Helen, tore it off, and thrust it into the fire: the fury of which she was incapable had been burning in my soul all day, and tears, hot and large, had continually been scalding my cheek; for the spectacle of her sad resignation gave me an intolerable pain at the heart.
said the Norman, sternly ``has thy flesh and blood a charm against heated iron and scalding oil?
He was quite dry himself and grinning; and he threw the cup of scalding tea all over Mr.
After I had breakfasted with Montgomery, he took me across the island to see the fumarole and the source of the hot spring into whose scalding waters I had blundered on the previous day.
One of them, of scalding heat, boils furiously and incessantly, rising to the height of two or three feet.
The complaisant Frenchman, after several timid efforts to trust his lips in contact with the howl of the ladle, got a good swallow of the scalding liquid.
To these were added from time to time showers of scalding water.
Here he drank scalding block-tea ceremonially, taking the hot cup from Kim's hand.