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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.]
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the US spelling of moulder
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to turn to dust by natural decay; crumble; disintegrate; waste away.v.t.
2. to cause to molder.
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Past participle: moldered
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|Verb||1.||molder - 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"
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