smolder

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smolder (third-person singular simple present smolders, present participle smoldering, simple past and past participle smoldered)

  1. (intransitive, US) To burn with no flame and little smoke.
    The remains of the bonfire were left to smolder for hours.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) To show signs of repressed anger or suppressed mental turmoil or other strong emotion, such as passion.

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Last modified on 26 February 2014, at 20:30