Descale vs Unscale - What's the difference?

descale | unscale |


As verbs the difference between descale and unscale

is that descale is to remove scale from the surface of a metal, especially from the inner surfaces of boilers etc while unscale is to divest of scales; to remove the scales from.

descale

English

Verb

(descal)
  • To remove scale from the surface of a metal, especially from the inner surfaces of boilers etc.
  • To remove the scales from a fish etc.
  • unscale

    English

    Verb

    (unscal)
  • To divest of scales; to remove the scales from.
  • [An eagle] purging and unscaling her long-abused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance. — Milton.
    (Webster 1913)