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molder1

[mohl-der] /ˈmoʊl dər/
verb (used without object)
1.
to turn to dust by natural decay; crumble; disintegrate; waste away:
a house that had been left to molder.
verb (used with object)
2.
to cause to molder.
Origin of molder1
1525-1535
1525-35; obsolete mold to crumble (v. use of mold3) + -er6
Related forms
unmoldered; especially British, unmouldered, adjective
unmoldering; especially British, unmouldering, adjective

molder2

[mohl-der] /ˈmoʊl dər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that molds.
2.
a person who makes molds.
3.
Printing. one of a set of electrotyped plates used only for making duplicate electrotypes (contrasted with worker).
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English; see mold1, -er1
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molder

/ˈməʊldə/
verb, noun
1.
the US spelling of moulder1
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Word Origin and History for molder
v.

also moulder, "to crumble away," 1530s, probably frequentative of mold (n.3) "loose earth." Related: Moldered; moldering.

n.

also moulder, mid-15c., "one who molds or forms," agent noun from mold (v.). From late 13c. as a surname.

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