Difference between scald and searing




  1. treat with boiling water
  2. subject to harsh criticism
  3. burn with a hot liquid or steam
  4. heat to the boiling point


  1. the act of burning with steam or hot water
  2. a burn cause by hot liquid or steam


Different-shaped handles, square for hot and round for cold, would permit the soapy-eyed bather to adjust water temperature without alternately scalding or freezing himself.

For the chocolate soup: In a saucepan, scald the cream.

Lavender oil is a natural disinfectant, antiseptic, and antibiotic which promotes healing and prevents scarring, and is especially effective for the treatment of burns and scalds.

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  1. severely critical


A minute later Arsenal extended their lead after breaking with searing pace.

The searing heat and dense, acrid smoke inside a burning building make it almost impossible for firefighters to see what is around them.

The tumultuous Cultural Revolution was chiefly responsible for the searing desire for change in China.

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