- 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.
- remove scale or scales from；remove tartar from (teeth) by scraping them
verb: scale, 3rd person present: scales, gerund or present participle: scaling, past tense: scaled, past participle: scaled
noun: scale, plural noun: scales
- 1. each of the small, thin horny or bony plates protecting the skin of fish and reptiles, typically overlapping one another. 同義詞
- 2. a thick, dry flake of skin. 同義詞
- ▪ a rudimentary leaf, feather, or bract.
- ▪ each of numerous microscopic structures covering the wings of butterflies and moths.
- 3. a flaky covering or deposit.
- ▪ 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 同義詞
- ▪ tartar formed on teeth.
- ▪ a coating of oxide formed on heated metal a spray-on chemical for removing welding scale and heat discoloration from stainless steel
- 1. remove scale or scales from he scales the fish and removes the innards
- ▪ remove tartar from (teeth) by scraping them dental hygienists give treatment such as scaling and polishing teeth
- 2. (especially of the skin) form scales the skin may scale and peel away with itching, stinging, or burning sensations in the infected area
- ▪ come off in scales or thin pieces; flake off the paint was scaling from the brick walls