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.

Nearby words

  1. moldavite,
  2. moldboard,
  3. molded,
  4. molded breadth,
  5. molded depth,
  6. molding,
  7. molding board,
  8. molding plane,
  9. moldova,
  10. moldovan

Also especially British, mould·er.

Origin of molder

1
1525–35; obsolete mold to crumble (v. use of mold3) + -er6

Related formsun·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 mouldering

molder

/ (ˈməʊldə) /

verb, noun

the US spelling of moulder 1
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