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smol·der·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smoldering, smoulderingadjective

    showing scarcely suppressed anger

    "her tone was...conversational although...her eyes were smoldering"- James Hensel

Wikipedia

  1. smoldering

    Smouldering (British English) or smoldering (American English; see spelling differences) is the slow, flameless form of combustion, sustained by the heat evolved when oxygen directly attacks the surface of a condensed-phase fuel. Many solid materials can sustain a smouldering reaction, including coal, cellulose, wood, cotton, tobacco, cannabis, peat, plant litter, humus, synthetic foams, charring polymers including polyurethane foam and some types of dust. Common examples of smouldering phenomena are the initiation of residential fires on upholstered furniture by weak heat sources (e.g., a cigarette, a short-circuited wire), and the persistent combustion of biomass behind the flaming front of wildfires.

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  1. smoldering

    Smoldering refers to the process of burning with little smoke and no flame. It usually involves a slow, low-temperature, flameless form of combustion, sustained by the heat evolved when oxygen directly attacks the surface of a condensed phase fuel. It is also often used metaphorically to describe intense emotion or a state of suppressed agitation or expression.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smoldering

    of Smoulder

  2. Smolderingadjective

    alt. of Smouldering

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smoldering in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smoldering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of smoldering in a Sentence

  1. Von Essen:

    It's not, you know, 30 feet of debris... stuff that's going to be smoldering for days. It looks like they got this fire out.

  2. Lakota Duncan:

    It was smoldering and smoking just like a normal fire, as soon as we started driving, it just exploded. That's the best I can say.

  3. The Democratic governor:

    Minneapolis and St. Paul are on fire, the fire is still smoldering in our streets. The ashes are symbolic of decades and generations of pain, of anguish unheard. Now generations of pain is manifesting itself in front of the world - and the world is watching.

  4. Tim Walz:

    The fire is still smoldering in our streets. The ashes are symbolic of decades and generations of pain, of anguish unheard. Now generations of pain is manifesting itself in front of the world - and the world is watching.

  5. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg:

    Man loves company, even if it is only that of a smoldering candle.

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