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Meaning of MOLDER

Pronunciation:  'mowldur

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"

MOLDER is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: decompose, moulder, rot
 See Also: decay, hang



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mold"er\, Moulder \Mould"er\, n.
    One who, or that which, molds or forms into shape;
    specifically (Founding), one skilled in the art of making
    molds for castings.
  2. \Mold"er\, Moulder \Mould"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Moldered}or {Mouldered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Moldering} or
    {Mouldering}.] [From {Mold} fine soft earth: cf. Prov. G.
    To crumble into small particles; to turn to dust by natural
    decay; to lose form, or waste away, by a gradual separation
    of the component particles, without the presence of water; to
    crumble away.
          The moldering of earth in frosts and sun. --Bacon.
          When statues molder, and when arches fall. --Prior.
          If he had sat still, the enemy's army would have
          moldered to nothing.                     --Clarendon.
  3. \Mold"er\, Moulder \Mould"er\, v. t.
    To turn to dust; to cause to crumble; to cause to waste away.
          [Time's] gradual touch Has moldered into beauty many a
          tower.                                   --Mason.
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