unsmoldering

smolder

[smohl-der]
verb (used without object)
1.
to burn without flame; undergo slow or suppressed combustion.
2.
to exist or continue in a suppressed state or without outward demonstration: Hatred smoldered beneath a polite surface.
3.
to display repressed feelings, as of indignation, anger, or the like: to smolder with rage.
noun
4.
dense smoke resulting from slow or suppressed combustion.
5.
a smoldering fire.
Also, smoulder.


Origin:
1275–1325; (noun) Middle English smolder smoky vapor, dissimilated variant of smorther smother; (v.) Middle English (as present participle smolderende), derivative of the noun

unsmoldering, adjective
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smolder (ˈsməʊldə)
 
vb, —n
the US spelling of smoulder

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smolder
c.1300 (implied in smoldering), "to smother, suffocate," cognate with M.Du. smolen, Low Ger. smelen, Flem. smoel "hot," from P.Gmc. *smel-, *smul-. The meaning "burn and smoke without flame" is first recorded 1529, fell from use 17c. (though smoldering persisted in poetry) and was revived 19c.
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