molder

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[ mohl-der ]
/ ˈmoʊl dər /

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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earnest
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
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British Dictionary definitions for moldering

molder
/ (ˈməʊldə) /

verb, noun

the US spelling of moulder 1
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