Smoldering
Smolder Smol"der, Smoulder Smoul"der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Smoldered}or {Smouldered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smoldering} or {Smouldering}.] [OE. smolderen; cf. Prov. G. sm["o]len, smelen, D. smeulen. Cf. {Smell}.] 1. To burn and smoke without flame; to waste away by a slow and supressed combustion. [1913 Webster]

The smoldering dust did round about him smoke. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To exist in a state of suppressed or smothered activity; to burn inwardly; as, a smoldering feud. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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