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smolder

smol·der (smoul·der)

smolder (smoulder)

 
 
pronunciation:
smol dr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: smoldered, smoldering, smolders, smouldered, smouldering, smoulders
definition 1: to burn slowly and with smoke, but little or no flame.
The campfire smoldered until morning.
definition 2: to be present or continue in a subdued or hidden state, as an emotion.
Their resentment smoldered for a long time before they sought marriage counseling.
definition 3: to have or show intense, suppressed emotion.
His face smoldered with fury.
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part of speech: noun
definition: the dense smoke that results from a fire that burns slowly and with little or no flame.
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