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v. Chiefly British
Variant of molder.
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(often foll by away) to crumble or cause to crumble, as through decay
[C16: verbal use of mould3]
1. (Art Terms) a person who moulds or makes moulds
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing one of the set of electrotypes used for making duplicates
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Past participle: mouldered
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|Verb||1.||moulder - 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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verb decay, waste, break down, crumble, rot, disintegrate, perish, decompose the empty, mouldering old house
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mouldermolder (US) [ˈməʊldəʳ] VI (also to moulder away) → desmoronarse (fig) → desmoronarse, decaer
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moulder1, (US) molder
moulder2, (US) molder
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