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v. mold·ered, mold·er·ing, mold·ers
To crumble to dust; disintegrate. See Synonyms at decay.
To cause to crumble.

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


vb, n
the US spelling of moulder


(ˈmoʊl dər)

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


Past participle: moldered
Gerund: moldering

I molder
you molder
he/she/it molders
we molder
you molder
they molder
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
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
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"


To become or cause to become rotten or unsound:
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