Definition of "Scald" :
noun: the act of burning with steam or hot water
noun: a burn cause by hot liquid or steam
verb: burn with a hot liquid or steam
"She scalded her hands when she turned on the faucet and hot water came out."
verb: heat to the boiling point
"Scald the milk."
verb: treat with boiling water
"Scald tomatoes so that they can be peeled."
verb: subject to harsh criticism