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  • noun
    A burn or other injury caused by hot liquid or steam. (50,000 children a year are taken to hospital with burns and scalds)
    Any of a number of plant diseases which produce an effect similar to that of scalding, especially a disease of fruit marked by browning and caused by excessive sunlight, bad storage conditions, or atmospheric pollution.
    Injure with very hot liquid or steam. (the tea scalded his tongue)


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