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Meaning of SMOLDER

Pronunciation:  'smowldur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  burn slowly and without a flame; "a smoldering fire"
  2. [v]  have strong suppressed feelings
 

SMOLDER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: smoulder, smoulder
 
 See Also: burn, combust, experience, feel

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Smol"der\, Smoulder \Smoul"der\, v. i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Smoldered}or {Smouldered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smoldering} or
    {Smouldering}.] [OE. smolderen; cf. Prov. G. sm["o]len,
    smelen, D. smeulen. Cf. {Smell}.]
    1. To burn and smoke without flame; to waste away by a slow
       and supressed combustion.
    
             The smoldering dust did round about him smoke.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
    2. To exist in a state of suppressed or smothered activity;
       to burn inwardly; as, a smoldering feud.
    
    
  2. \Smol"der\, Smoulder \Smoul"der\, v. t.
    To smother; to suffocate; to choke. [Obs.] --Holinshed.
    Palsgrave.
    
    
  3. \Smol"der\, Smoulder \Smoul"der\, n.
    Smoke; smother. [Obs.]
    
          The smolder stops our nose with stench.  --Gascoigne.
    
    
 

 

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