Smol"der, Smoul"der (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Smoldered (?) or Smouldered; p. pr. & vb. n. Smoldering or Smouldering.] [OE. smolderen; cf. Prov. G. smolen, smelen, D. smeulen. Cf. Smell.]

1.

To burn and smoke without flame; to waste away by a slow and supressed combustion.

The smoldering dust did round about him smoke.
Spenser.

2.

To exist in a state of suppressed or smothered activity; to burn inwardly; as, a smoldering feud.

 

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Smol"der, Smoul"der, v. t.

To smother; to suffocate; to choke.

[Obs.]

Holinshed. Palsgrave.

 

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Smol"der, Smoul"der, n.

Smoke; smother.

[Obs.]

The smolder stops our nose with stench.
Gascoigne.

 

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Smoul"der (?), v. i.

See Smolder.

 

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