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mold·er

 (mōl′dər)
v. mold·ered, mold·er·ing, mold·ers
v.intr.
To crumble to dust; disintegrate. See Synonyms at decay.
v.tr.
To cause to crumble.

[Frequentative of obsolete mold, to crumble away, molder, from mold.]

molder

(ˈməʊldə)
vb, n
the US spelling of moulder

mold•er

(ˈmoʊl dər)

v.i.
1. to turn to dust by natural decay; crumble; disintegrate; waste away.
v.t.
2. to cause to molder.
[1525–35; obsolete mold to crumble (v. use of mold3) + -er6]

molder


Past participle: moldered
Gerund: moldering

Imperative
molder
molder
Present
I molder
you molder
he/she/it molders
we molder
you molder
they molder
Preterite
I moldered
you moldered
he/she/it moldered
we moldered
you moldered
they moldered
Present Continuous
I am moldering
you are moldering
he/she/it is moldering
we are moldering
you are moldering
they are moldering
Present Perfect
I have moldered
you have moldered
he/she/it has moldered
we have moldered
you have moldered
they have moldered
Past Continuous
I was moldering
you were moldering
he/she/it was moldering
we were moldering
you were moldering
they were moldering
Past Perfect
I had moldered
you had moldered
he/she/it had moldered
we had moldered
you had moldered
they had moldered
Future
I will molder
you will molder
he/she/it will molder
we will molder
you will molder
they will molder
Future Perfect
I will have moldered
you will have moldered
he/she/it will have moldered
we will have moldered
you will have moldered
they will have moldered
Future Continuous
I will be moldering
you will be moldering
he/she/it will be moldering
we will be moldering
you will be moldering
they will be moldering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been moldering
you have been moldering
he/she/it has been moldering
we have been moldering
you have been moldering
they have been moldering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been moldering
you will have been moldering
he/she/it will have been moldering
we will have been moldering
you will have been moldering
they will have been moldering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been moldering
you had been moldering
he/she/it had been moldering
we had been moldering
you had been moldering
they had been moldering
Conditional
I would molder
you would molder
he/she/it would molder
we would molder
you would molder
they would molder
Past Conditional
I would have moldered
you would have moldered
he/she/it would have moldered
we would have moldered
you would have moldered
they would have moldered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.molder - break downmolder - break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"
biodegrade - break down naturally through the action of biological agents; "Plastic bottles do not biodegrade"
hang - suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste; "hang the venison for a few days"
decay - undergo decay or decomposition; "The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"

molder

verb
To become or cause to become rotten or unsound:
References in classic literature ?
I advanced over the grass, and observed here and there, where the ground rose a little, some moldering fragments of brickwork.
Nazareth is forlorn; about that ford of Jordan where the hosts of Israel entered the Promised Land with songs of rejoicing, one finds only a squalid camp of fantastic Bedouins of the desert; Jericho the accursed, lies a moldering ruin, to-day, even as Joshua's miracle left it more than three thousand years ago; Bethlehem and Bethany, in their poverty and their humiliation, have nothing about them now to remind one that they once knew the high honor of the Saviour's presence; the hallowed spot where the shepherds watched their flocks by night, and where the angels sang Peace on earth, good will to men, is untenanted by any living creature, and unblessed by any feature that is pleasant to the eye.
A narrow alley ran past the building, ending abruptly at the bank of the Thames in a moldering wooden dock, beneath which the inky waters of the river rose and fell, lapping the decaying piles and surging far beneath the dock to the remote fastnesses inhabited by the great fierce dock rats and their fiercer human antitypes.