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  1. scale

    • IPA[skāl]

    美式

    • n.
      each of the small, thin horny or bony plates protecting the skin of fish and reptiles, typically overlapping one another.;a thick, dry flake of skin.
    • v.
      remove scale or scales from;remove tartar from (teeth) by scraping them
    • noun: scale, plural noun: scales

    • verb: scale, 3rd person present: scales, gerund or present participle: scaling, past tense: scaled, past participle: scaled

    • 釋義
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. each of the small, thin horny or bony plates protecting the skin of fish and reptiles, typically overlapping one another.
    • 2. a thick, dry flake of skin.
    • 3. a rudimentary leaf, feather, or bract.
    • 4. each of numerous microscopic structures covering the wings of butterflies and moths.
    • 5. a flaky covering or deposit.
    • 6. a white deposit formed in a kettle, boiler, etc. by the evaporation of water containing lime:

      banging sounds emanating from the boiler may be caused by a buildup of scale

    • 7. tartar formed on teeth.
    • 8. a coating of oxide formed on heated metal:

      a spray-on chemical for removing welding scale and heat discoloration from stainless steel

    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. remove scale or scales from:

      he scales the fish and removes the innards

    • 2. remove tartar from (teeth) by scraping them:

      dental hygienists give treatment such as scaling and polishing teeth

    • 3. (especially of the skin) form scales:

      the skin may scale and peel away with itching, stinging, or burning sensations in the infected area

    • 4. come off in scales or thin pieces; flake off:

      the paint was scaling from the brick walls

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