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smoulder

[ smohl-der ]
/ ˈsmoʊl dər /
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Definition of smoulder

verb (used without object), noun
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OTHER WORDS FROM smoulder

un·smoul·der·ing, adjectiveun·smoul·der·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for smoulder

smoulder

US smolder

/ (ˈsməʊldə) /

verb (intr)
to burn slowly without flame, usually emitting smoke
(esp of anger, etc) to exist in a suppressed or half-suppressed state
to have strong repressed or half repressed feelings, esp anger
noun
dense smoke, as from a smouldering fire
a smouldering fire

Word Origin for smoulder

C14: from smolder (n), of obscure origin
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