Scorch vs Scalded - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between scorch and scalded
is that scorch
is to burn the surface of something so as to discolour it while scalded
As a noun scorch
is a slight or surface burn.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A slight or surface burn.
A discolouration caused by heat.
Brown discoloration on the leaves of plants caused by heat, lack of water or by fungi.
To burn the surface of something so as to discolour it
To wither, parch or destroy something by heat or fire, especially to make land or buildings unusable to an enemy
To become scorched or singed
To move at high speed (so as to leave scorch marks on the ground)
To burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire.
* Bible, Revelations xvi. 8
- Lashed by mad rage, and scorched by brutal fires.
- Power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
- the fire that scorches me to death
To burn with hot liquid.
* 1605 , , IV. vii. 48:
- to scald the hand
- Mine own tears / Do scald like molten lead.
(cooking) To heat almost to boiling.
- Here the blue flames of scalding brimstone fall.
- Scald the milk until little bubbles form.
A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by hot liquid or steam.
Alteration of (scall).
(obsolete) Scaliness; a scabby skin disease.
* 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , I.vii:
- Her craftie head was altogether bald, / And as in hate of honorable eld, / Was ouergrowne with scurfe and filthy scald .
- Some heale Horses, some cure men, some the plague, some the scald .
(obsolete) Affected with the scab; scabby.
* 1599 , , III. i. 110:
(obsolete) Paltry; worthless.
* 1598 , , V. ii. 215:
- and let us knog our / prains together to be revenge on this same scald , scurvy, / cogging companion,
- Saucy lictors / Will catch at us like strumpets, and scald rhymers / Ballad us out o' tune.
- A war song such as was of yore chanted on the field of battle by the scalds of the yet heathen Saxons. — Sir Walter Scott.