Translation of scald in Spanish:


escaldar, v.

Pronunciation /skɔːld//skɔld/

transitive verb

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    (person/skin) escaldar
    I scalded my hand in the steam me escaldé la mano con el vapor
    • Slowly, inexorably, the ‘man’ sank into the stonework, and some of the molten lava rolled towards him, stinging him, scalding him.
    • For those of you with small children, it will be an added comfort to know a mischievous child will not be scalded by this lower temperature.
    • Thirty minutes after taking the child from the bath, he realised she had been scalded, but he did not seek emergency help.
    • It didn't scald her, just threw her across the room.
    • C.C. testified that she was also deliberately scalded by her mother on numerous occasions when she was in the bathtub, leaving permanent scars.
    • A single pair of arms lifted me, and before I knew I was being scalded by flames.
    • ‘As soon as he showed me his back I was horrified, it looked as if he had been scalded,’ said Mrs Gillvray, of Stonehill Rise, Scawthorpe.
    • Don't inhale steam from a kettle, you may get scalded.
    • You can also inhale steam from a kettle or pot of boiling water, taking care not to get so close that you scald yourself.
    • It is further required that the relief valve be connected to an overflow pipe, to direct escaping steam and hot water to a safe location where bystanders are not likely to be scalded.
    • Allow the cup to cool for a minute before moving it so you don't scald yourself.
    • The baby pulled the jug over, and in doing so scalded her lower face, neck, shoulder, and back so that 16% of her body surface area was affected (figure).
    • Hence, those who venture on the rock do it either in the morning or in the evening, to prevent their foot from getting scalded.
    • People drown in it, and are scalded and burnt by it.
    • I was meaning to get an ice cold one to wake me up, but I twisted the wrong faucet because I scalded myself getting in.
    • I pulled the doors open and stepped into my shower, adjusting the heat so that it wasn't scalding me anymore.
    • Surprise, surprise, the first time she braked, the hot liquid went sloshing over her knees and scalded her.
    • ‘It will scald you if you put your hand nearby,’ McIntosh says.
    • His trouble with women continued when he was nearly scalded to death by a seething pot of grits that had been thrown at him by another lover.
    • It may as well have been written: scald yourself twice on the same burning log.
    • Gregor, the New Jersey Supreme Court allowed the fiancé of a man who was scalded to death to sue for NIED even though she was not married to the victim whose death she observed.
    • If you turn on the hot-water faucet too far in the shower, you may be scalded.
    • The survey found evidence of workers being punched, kicked, scalded, sexually harassed and attacked with bricks, walking frames and even airguns.
    • A child's fingers cannot be scalded by a piece of hot yam which its mother puts into its palm.
  • 2

    (treat with hot water)
    (instrument) (con agua hirviendo) esterilizar
    (vegetables/meat) escaldar
    • The birds are scalded, de-feathered by machine and transferred to the eviscerating line.
    • Take seven red ripe tomatoes, blanch/scald them in boiling water, peel them, remove the seeds and slice into small pieces and put them in a dish.
    • Cut the mutton and radish into cubes and scald the mutton.
    • One by one, live birds are hung by the feet on a moving line of hooks called shackles and mechanically stunned, decapitated, and scalded to remove the feathers.
  • 3

    (milk) (sin que llegue al punto de ebullición) calentar
    • Pour in tea on top of milk to prevent scalding the milk.
    • For the chocolate soup: In a saucepan, scald the cream.
    • Still, it is a good practice to scald the milk or cream as this precaution will kill bacteria and also dissolve the sugar and help infuse any flavors.
    • For the caramel dumplings: In a saucepan, scald the cream with the vanilla bean.
    • For the white chocolate mousse: In saucepan, scald milk over medium heat.
    • Some folks say that you need to scald the milk beforehand, but I had no problem reaching the desired consistency with cold milk.
    • On low heat, scald the milk with the vanilla bean.


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    escaldadura feminine