Smoulder
Smolder Smol"der, Smoulder Smoul"der, v. t. To smother; to suffocate; to choke. [Obs.] --Holinshed. Palsgrave. [1913 Webster]

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  • Smoulder — Smoul der, v. i. See {Smolder}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smoulder — see SMOLDER (Cf. smolder) …   Etymology dictionary

  • smoulder — meaning ‘to burn slowly’, is spelt in this way in BrE and usually smolder in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • smoulder — (US also smolder) ► VERB 1) burn slowly with smoke but no flame. 2) feel intense and barely suppressed anger, hatred, lust, etc. ► NOUN ▪ an instance of smouldering. ORIGIN related to Dutch smeulen …   English terms dictionary

  • smoulder — [smōl′dər] vi., n. Brit. sp. of SMOLDER …   English World dictionary

  • Smoulder — Smouldering (or smoldering in American spelling) is a flameless form of combustion, deriving its heat from oxidations occurring on the surface of a solid fuel. Common examples are the initiation of fires on upholstered furniture by weak heat… …   Wikipedia

  • smoulder — smoul|der BrE smolder AmE [ˈsməuldə US ˈsmouldər] v 1.) if something such as wood smoulders, it burns slowly without a flame 2.) [i]literary if someone smoulders or if their feelings smoulder, they have strong feelings that they do not fully… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • smoulder — BrE, smolder AmE verb (I) 1 if something such as wood smoulders, it burns slowly without a flame: a smouldering log 2 if someone smoulders or if their feelings smoulder, they have strong feelings that they do not express: He sensed a smouldering… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • smoulder — UK [ˈsməʊldə(r)] / US [ˈsmoʊldər] verb [intransitive] Word forms smoulder : present tense I/you/we/they smoulder he/she/it smoulders present participle smouldering past tense smouldered past participle smouldered 1) to burn slowly, producing… …   English dictionary

  • smoulder — /ˈsmoʊldə / (say smohlduh) verb (i) 1. to burn or smoke without flame. 2. to exist or continue in a suppressed state or without outward demonstration. 3. to display repressed feelings, especially of indignation: his eyes smouldered. –noun 4.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Smoulder — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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