Definitions for smolderˈsmoʊl dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

smol•derˈsmoʊl dər(v.i.)

or smoul•der

  1. to burn without flame; undergo slow or suppressed combustion.

  2. to exist or continue in a suppressed state or without outward demonstration:

    Hatred smoldered beneath his smile.

  3. to display repressed feelings, as of indignation, anger, or the like.

  4. (n.)dense smoke resulting from slow or suppressed combustion.

  5. a smoldering fire.

Origin of smolder:

1275–1325; ME smolder dissimilated var. of smorthersmother

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smoulder, smolder(verb)

    a fire that burns with thick smoke but no flame

    "the smoulder suddenly became a blaze"

  2. smolder, smoulder(verb)

    burn slowly and without a flame

    "a smoldering fire"

  3. smolder, smoulder(verb)

    have strong suppressed feelings

Wiktionary

  1. smolder(Verb)

    To burn with no flame and little smoke.

    The remains of the bonfire were left to smolder for hours.

  2. smolder(Verb)

    To show signs of repressed anger or suppressed mental turmoil or other strong emotion, such as passion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smolder(verb)

    alt. of Smoulder

  2. Smolder(verb)

    alt. of Smoulder

  3. Smolder(noun)

    alt. of Smoulder

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