molder

1 [mohl-der]
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:
1525–35; obsolete mold to crumble (v. use of mold3) + -er6

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

moulder or (US) molder1 (ˈməʊldə)
 
vb
(often foll by away) to crumble or cause to crumble, as through decay
 
[C16: verbal use of mould³]
 
molder or (US) molder1
 
vb
 
[C16: verbal use of mould³]

moulder or (US) molder2 (ˈməʊldə)
 
n
1.  a person who moulds or makes moulds
2.  printing one of the set of electrotypes used for making duplicates
 
molder or (US) molder2
 
n

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Word Origin & History

molder
"to crumble away," 1530s, probably frequentative of mold (3) "loose earth." Related: Moldering.

moulder
see molder. Related: Mouldered; mouldering.
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