Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: scald
IPA transcription: [sk'ɔld]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: scald
    Meaning: the act of burning with steam or hot water
  • Synonyms: scald
    Meaning: a burn cause by hot liquid or steam
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: scald
    Meaning: burn with a hot liquid or steam; "She scalded her hands when she turned on the faucet and hot water came out"
  • Synonyms: scald
    Meaning: heat to the boiling point; "scald the milk"
  • Synonyms: scald
    Meaning: treat with boiling water; "scald tomatoes so that they can be peeled"
  • Synonyms: blister, scald, whip
    Meaning: subject to harsh criticism; "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"; "the professor scaled the students"; "your invectives scorched the community"
Usage examples
  • Scald this with three cupfuls of water heated to the boiling point.
  • Scald this with new milk heated to the boiling point and mix to the thickness of mush.
  • Care must be taken not to put the yeast in when the dough is hot, as it will scald it, and prevents its rising.
  • Always be sure that the kettle is boiling when you make tea, or the flavor will not be so good, scald the pot, and allow a tea-spoonful for each person.
  • Some cooks have an idea that it kills the life of the flour to scald it, but it is a mistaken idea--it is sweeter for it, and will keep good much longer.
  • Wash and drain the oysters, and put them in salt and water, that will bear an egg; let them scald till plump, and put them in a glass jar, with some cloves and whole peppers, and when cold cover them with vinegar.
  • If you print butter for home use, it is not necessary to weigh it, make it out in little lumps that will weigh about half a pound, scald the print and ladle, and put them in cold water, as you print each lump, lay it on a dish.
  • Another method of making yeast, which is very good, is to take about half a pound of your bread dough, when risen, and roll it out thin, and dry it. When you wish to make bread, put a quart of lukewarm milk to it, set it near the fire to rise--when light, scald the flour, and let it be till lukewarm--then add the yeast and salt.