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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.
Also, especially British, moulder.
Origin
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.
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English; see mold1, -er1
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Examples from the web for molder
  • The remains of plants processed for human purposes molder in landfills across the world.
  • The novel, in the century that fol- lowed, would no longer be seen as an important molder of much of any- thing.
  • They are not mentioned in biographical dictionaries, and their, books molder unread in the spare bedrooms of country cottages.
  • At thirteen, he was apprenticed to the iron-molder's trade.
  • Claimant worked weekday and weekend shifts as a molder, doing good to excellent work.
  • The lien attaches when the die, mold, or form is delivered to the customer or molder.
  • The company is a custom molder of plastic parts for a variety of industries.
  • The metal powder was filled in the space between the concentric molder of pipe type.
  • Under actual usage conditions a molder will adjust the initiator to meet a gel time requirement.
  • The injection-molding process starts with the suctioning of plastic resin material into a feed chamber of the injection-molder.
British Dictionary definitions for molder

molder

/ˈməʊldə/
verb, noun
1.
the US spelling of moulder1

moulder1

/ˈməʊldə/
verb
1.
(often foll by away) to crumble or cause to crumble, as through decay
Word Origin
C16: verbal use of mould³

moulder2

/ˈməʊldə/
noun
1.
a person who moulds or makes moulds
2.
(printing) one of the set of electrotypes used for making duplicates
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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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