scalding

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See scald

Adjective[edit]

scalding (not comparable)

  1. (of a liquid) Hot enough to burn.

Verb[edit]

scalding

  1. present participle of scald

Noun[edit]

scalding (plural scaldings)

  1. An instance of scalding: a burn.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French escalin, from Middle Dutch schelling (shilling).

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Noun[edit]

scalding (plural scaldings)

  1. (numismatics, historical) Synonym of escaline, (particularly) the form circulated by Stephen de Fulbourn in Ireland as a debased form of the sterling silver penny, outlawed under Edward I.
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