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Scalding vs. Boiling

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Scaldingadjective

(of a liquid) Hot enough to burn.

Boilingnoun

The process of changing the state of a substance from liquid to gas by heating it to its boiling point.

Scaldingnoun

An instance of scalding: a burn.

Boilingnoun

(uncountable) An animation style with constantly changing wavy outlines, giving a shimmering or wobbling appearance.

Scaldingnoun

, (particularly) the form circulated by Stephen de Fulbourn in Ireland as a debased form of the sterling silver penny, outlawed under Edward I of England.

Boilingadjective

That boils or boil.

‘boiling kettle’; ‘boiling oil’;

Scaldingadjective

marked by harshly abusive criticism;

‘his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists’; ‘her vituperative railing’;

Boilingadjective

Of a thing: extremely hot or active.

‘The radiator is boiling – I’m going to turn it down a bit.’;

Scalding

Scalding is a form of thermal burn resulting from heated fluids such as boiling water or steam. Most scalds are considered first- or second-degree burns, but third-degree burns can result, especially with prolonged contact.

Boilingadjective

Of a person: feeling uncomfortably hot.

‘I’m boiling – can’t we open a window?’;

Boilingadjective

Of the weather: very hot.

‘It’s boiling out today!’;

Boilingadverb

(of adjectives associated with heat) Extremely

‘He was boiling mad.’;

Boilingadjective

Heated to the point of bubbling; heaving with bubbles; in tumultuous agitation, as boiling liquid; surging; seething; swelling with heat, ardor, or passion.

Boilingnoun

The act of ebullition or of tumultuous agitation.

Boilingnoun

Exposure to the action of a hot liquid.

Boilingnoun

the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas

Boilingnoun

cooking in a boiling liquid

Boilingadverb

extremely;

‘boiling mad’;

Boiling

Boiling is the rapid vaporization of a liquid, which occurs when a liquid is heated to its boiling point, the temperature at which the vapour pressure of the liquid is equal to the pressure exerted on the liquid by the surrounding atmosphere. At sea level the boiling point of water is 100 °C or 212 °F but at higher altitudes it drops to correspond with decreasing atmospheric pressures.

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