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smol·der

also smoul·der (smōl′dər)
intr.v. smol·dered, smol·der·ing, smol·ders also smoul·dered or smoul·der·ing or smoul·ders
1. To burn with little smoke and no flame.
2. To exist in a suppressed state: Revolution smoldered in the masses.
3. To show signs of repressed anger or hatred.
n.
Thick smoke resulting from a slow fire.

[Middle English smolderen, to suffocate, from smolder, smoke, probably alteration of smorther, from Old English smorian, to smoke.]

smolder

(ˈsməʊldə)
vb, n
the US spelling of smoulder

smol•der

or smoul•der

(ˈsmoʊl dər)

v.i.
1. to burn without flame; undergo slow or suppressed combustion.
2. to exist or continue in a suppressed state or without outward demonstration: Hatred smoldered beneath his smile.
3. to display repressed feelings, as of indignation, anger, or the like.
n.
4. dense smoke resulting from slow or suppressed combustion.
5. a smoldering fire.
[1275–1325; Middle English smolder dissimilated variant of smorther smother]

smolder


Past participle: smoldered
Gerund: smoldering

Imperative
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Present
I smolder
you smolder
he/she/it smolders
we smolder
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Preterite
I smoldered
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Present Continuous
I am smoldering
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Present Perfect
I have smoldered
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Past Continuous
I was smoldering
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Past Perfect
I had smoldered
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Future
I will smolder
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Future Perfect
I will have smoldered
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Future Continuous
I will be smoldering
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he/she/it will be smoldering
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been smoldering
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he/she/it has been smoldering
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been smoldering
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he/she/it will have been smoldering
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you will have been smoldering
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been smoldering
you had been smoldering
he/she/it had been smoldering
we had been smoldering
you had been smoldering
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Conditional
I would smolder
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Past Conditional
I would have smoldered
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smolder - a fire that burns with thick smoke but no flame; "the smoulder suddenly became a blaze"
fire - the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire"
Verb1.smolder - burn slowly and without a flame; "a smoldering fire"
burn, combust - undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"
2.smolder - have strong suppressed feelings
feel, experience - undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"

smolder

verb
To be in a state of emotional or mental turmoil:
Translations

smoulder

(American) smolder (ˈsməuldə) verb
to burn slowly or without flame. A piece of coal had fallen out of the fire and the hearthrug was smouldering.
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