smoulder

smoulder
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.

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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 — [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.… …  

  • 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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