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molder

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[ mohl-der ]
/ ˈmoʊl dər /
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verb (used without object)
to turn to dust by natural decay; crumble; disintegrate; waste away: a house that had been left to molder.
verb (used with object)
to cause to molder.
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Also especially British, mould·er .

Origin of molder

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1525–35; obsolete mold to crumble (v. use of mold3) + -er6

OTHER WORDS FROM molder

un·mold·ered; especially British, un·mould·ered, adjectiveun·mold·er·ing; especially British, un·mould·er·ing, adjective

Other definitions for molder (2 of 2)

molder2
[ mohl-der ]
/ ˈmoʊl dər /

noun
a person or thing that molds.
a person who makes molds.
Printing. one of a set of electrotyped plates used only for making duplicate electrotypes (contrasted with worker).

Origin of molder

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late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at mold1, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for molder

molder
/ (ˈməʊldə) /

verb, noun
the US spelling of moulder 1
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