1 [mohl-der]
verb (used without object)
to turn to dust by natural decay; crumble; disintegrate; waste away: a house that had been left to molder.
verb (used with object)
to cause to molder.
Also, especially British, moulder.

1525–35; obsolete mold to crumble (v. use of mold3) + -er6

unmoldered; especially British, unmouldered, adjective
unmoldering; especially British, unmouldering, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
molder (ˈməʊldə)
vb, —n
the US spelling of moulder

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Word Origin & History

"to crumble away," 1530s, probably frequentative of mold (3) "loose earth." Related: Moldering.
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Example sentences
Now the cop has asked the surgeon to come along to help dispose of their father's furniture, long mouldering in the attic.
Attracted by the fresh corpse, the ghoul would leave the mouldering old body in peace.
The magazine was constructed of boards, which have long since rotted away, leaving only a few fragments of mouldering wood.
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