Scald vs. Scorch

Scald vs. Scorch — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Scald and Scorch

Scaldverb

To burn (a person, for example) with hot liquid or steam.

Scorchverb

To burn superficially so as to discolor or damage the texture of.

Scaldverb

To subject to or treat with boiling water

scalded the hide to remove the hair.scalded and peeled the tomatoes.

Scorchnoun

A slight or surface burn.

Scaldverb

To heat (a liquid, such as milk) almost to the boiling point.

Scorchnoun

A discolouration caused by heat.

Scaldverb

To affect with a sensation similar to that caused by hot liquid on the skin

Tears scalded his eyes.

Scorchnoun

(phytopathology) Brown discoloration on the leaves of plants caused by heat, lack of water or by fungi.

Scaldverb

To cause great emotional pain to

The remarks scalded her heart.

Scorchverb

(transitive) To burn the surface of something so as to discolour it

Scaldverb

To criticize harshly; excoriate

an article scalding the administration for incompetence.

Scorchverb

(transitive) To wither, parch or destroy something by heat or fire, especially to make land or buildings unusable to an enemy

Scaldnoun

A body injury caused by scalding.

Scorchverb

(ergative) (To cause) to become scorched or singed

Scaldnoun

A discoloration of leaves or stored fruit caused by any of various factors, such as exposure to intense light, oxidation, or infection with certain bacteria and fungi.

Scorchverb

(intransitive) To move at high speed (so as to leave scorch marks on the ground, physically or figuratively).

Scaldnoun

Variant of skald.

Scorchverb

To burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire.

Scaldnoun

Variant of scall.

Scorchverb

(transitive) To attack with bitter sarcasm or virulence.

Scaldverb

To burn with hot liquid.

to scald the hand

Scorchverb

To ride a bicycle furiously on a public highway.

Scaldverb

(cooking) To heat almost to boiling.

Scald the milk until little bubbles form.

Scorchnoun

a surface burn

Scaldnoun

A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by hot liquid or steam.

Scorchnoun

a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues

Scaldnoun

(obsolete) Scaliness; a scabby skin disease.

Scorchnoun

a discoloration caused by heat

Scaldadjective

(obsolete) Affected with the scab; scabby.

Scorchverb

make very hot and dry;

The heat scorched the countryside

Scaldadjective

(obsolete) Paltry; worthless.

Scorchverb

become superficially burned;

my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames

Scaldnoun

a burn cause by hot liquid or steam

Scorchverb

destroy completely by or as if by fire;

The wildfire scorched the forest and several homesthe invaders scorched the land

Scaldnoun

the act of burning with steam or hot water

Scorchverb

burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color;

The cook blackened the chicken breastThe fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiecethe flames scorched the ceiling

Scaldverb

subject to harsh criticism;

The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Fridaythe professor scaled the studentsyour invectives scorched the community

Scorchverb

become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions;

The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun

Scaldverb

treat with boiling water;

scald tomatoes so that they can be peeled

Scaldverb

heat to the boiling point;

scald the milk

Scaldverb

burn with a hot liquid or steam;

She scalded her hands when she turned on the faucet and hot water came out