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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.
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.]


the US spelling of smouldering
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.smoldering - showing scarcely suppressed anger; "her tone was...conversational although...her eyes were smoldering"- James Hensel
angry - feeling or showing anger; "angry at the weather"; "angry customers"; "an angry silence"; "sending angry letters to the papers"
References in classic literature ?
Along the length of his thigh, the head on his knee and directed toward a smoldering log in a fireplace, clung an incredibly large striped cat.
He stirred the smoldering ashes till the broiled fowl began to sizzle afresh.
A cloud of dark smoke, as from smoldering ruins, went up toward the sun now bright and gay in the blue, enameled sky.
In the farthest corner, on a bench beside a bed on which something was lying, stood a tallow candle with a long, thick, and smoldering wick.
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday sought comments from the city mayor, director general of Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) and others in a petition seeking imposition of a complete ban on disposal, burning or smoldering of solid waste and garbage in Malir River or its banks at the Korangi Causeway.
A smoldering fire was reported aboard a Delta Airlines aircraft parked at a gate at the Eugene Airport on Thursday afterAaAeAeA noon, prompting t evacuation of the A Concourse while the fire was put out.
The discharging station is equipped with gas analysis equipment for smoldering fire detection including an inert gas station for immediate smothering of such smoldering fires.
Officials are ready to try a more aggressive plan to extinguish a fire that's been smoldering underground at the Pasco Sanitary Landfill since November 2013.
The south quarry of the Bridgeton Landfill has been smoldering underground for three years.
TOKYO -- Japan's All Nippon Airways, the launch customer for Boeing's 787 "Dreamliner," will resume commercial flights of the aircraft on Sunday, just over four months after the jets were grounded due to smoldering batteries.
A FAMILY had a lucky escape after a mother discovered a smoldering electricity box just moments before going to bed.
1 : to burn slowly usually with smoke and without flame <A fire was smoldering in the grate.