Scorch vs Scalded - What's the difference?

scorch | scalded |


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 is (scald).

As a noun scorch

is a slight or surface burn.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

scorch

English

Noun

(es)
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * scorchy

    Verb

    (es)
  • 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
  • * Prior
  • Lashed by mad rage, and scorched by brutal fires.
  • 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
  • Power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
  • * Dryden
  • the fire that scorches me to death

    References

    scalded

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (scald)

  • scald

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl),

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To burn with hot liquid.
  • to scald the hand
  • * 1605 , , IV. vii. 48:
  • Mine own tears / Do scald like molten lead.
  • * Cowley
  • Here the blue flames of scalding brimstone fall.
  • (cooking) To heat almost to boiling.
  • Scald the milk until little bubbles form.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by hot liquid or steam.
  • Etymology 2

    Alteration of (scall).

    Noun

    (-)
  • (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 .
  • *, II.12:
  • Some heale Horses, some cure men, some the plague, some the scald .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Affected with the scab; scabby.
  • * 1599 , , III. i. 110:
  • and let us knog our / prains together to be revenge on this same scald , scurvy, / cogging companion,
  • (obsolete) Paltry; worthless.
  • * 1598 , , V. ii. 215:
  • Saucy lictors / Will catch at us like strumpets, and scald rhymers / Ballad us out o' tune.

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
    (Webster 1913)

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