[mohl-der] /ˈmoʊl dər/

verb (used without object)
to turn to dust by natural decay; crumble; disintegrate; waste away:
a house that had been left to molder.
verb (used with object)
to cause to molder.
verb, noun
the US spelling of moulder1

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

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


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