to turn to dust by natural decay; crumble; disintegrate; waste away: a house that had been left to molder.
to cause to molder.
- Also especially British, mould·er .
- un·mold·ered; especially British, un·mould·ered, adjective
- un·mold·er·ing; especially British, un·mould·er·ing, adjective
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How to use molder in a sentence
New life was everywhere, bursting forth beneath my feet, on nearby moldering stumps, and high overhead.
She is probably thinking about the prison cell where she will molder.Constructive Criticism: Reviewing the Idea of Reviewing | Ben Greenman | May 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Our first night out ends at The Eldridge, that tight-doored lounge owned by veteran scene-molder Matt Levine.
No longer could the molder in Albany be indifferent to the fate of his fellow craftsman in Louisville.A History of Trade Unionism in the United States | Selig Perlman
Miles went north in search of better luck, and this place was allowed to molder until it was leased in 1879 to a sugar baron.Ralestone Luck | Andre Norton
No molder of the world's destinies springs fully equipped from the welter of promiscuous events.Public Speaking | Clarence Stratton
One writer who has observed them in their native haunts describes the rock nuthatch as "an expert clay mixer and molder."Our Bird Comrades | Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
My shword, red as a radish shkin, Ne'er finds the time to molder; Shee how it shleeps its sheath within!The Little Clay Cart | (Attributed To) King Shudraka
British Dictionary definitions for molder
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