molder

verb
mold·​er | \ˈmōl-dər \
moldered; moldering\ -​d(ə-​)riŋ \

Definition of molder 

intransitive verb

: to crumble into particles : disintegrate, decay

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Synonyms for molder

Synonyms

break down, corrupt, decay, decompose, disintegrate, fester, foul, mold, perish [chiefly British], putrefy, rot, spoil

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Examples of molder in a Sentence

leaves moldering in the compost pile

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On a recent afternoon, the ring tone cut through the din of a cafe in Jodhpur’s old city, a maze of arched windows and carved doorways gently moldering in the dust and heat. Shashank Bengali, latimes.com, "An Indian activist fights in court to help child brides and grooms win their lives back," 18 June 2018 On a recent afternoon, the ring tone cut through the din of a cafe in Jodhpur’s old city, a maze of arched windows and carved doorways gently moldering in the dust and heat. Shashank Bengali, latimes.com, "An Indian activist fights in court to help child brides and grooms win their lives back," 18 June 2018 On a recent afternoon, the ring tone cut through the din of a cafe in Jodhpur’s old city, a maze of arched windows and carved doorways gently moldering in the dust and heat. Shashank Bengali, latimes.com, "An Indian activist fights in court to help child brides and grooms win their lives back," 18 June 2018 On a recent afternoon, the ring tone cut through the din of a cafe in Jodhpur’s old city, a maze of arched windows and carved doorways gently moldering in the dust and heat. Shashank Bengali, latimes.com, "An Indian activist fights in court to help child brides and grooms win their lives back," 18 June 2018 On a recent afternoon, the ring tone cut through the din of a cafe in Jodhpur’s old city, a maze of arched windows and carved doorways gently moldering in the dust and heat. Author: Shashank Bengali, Anchorage Daily News, "In India, ‘child marriage is like a disease’," 24 June 2018 The Upper Mojave Desert is like some terrifying postapocalyptic dream: abandoned gas stations covered with hieroglyphic graffiti, battered highways streaked with moldering roadkill. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Rocket Man Who Wants To Beat the Billionaires," 14 Oct. 2015 Maybe your Social Security card moldered away years ago in your sock drawer. Adam Vaccaro, BostonGlobe.com, "Don’t have your Social Security card anymore? Here’s what you need for new driver’s licenses," 22 Mar. 2018 The rest had been sent below, where their bodies moldered and their bones fought with subterranean creatures. Terri Schlichenmeier, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spring break reads: 'The Trick' and 'The Last to See Me'," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of molder

1531, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for molder

frequentative of mold entry 5

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molder

verb

English Language Learners Definition of molder

: to rot slowly especially from not being used : to decay slowly

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