Meaning of smolder

smol•der

Pronunciation: (smōl'dur), [key]
— v.i.
  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.
—n.
  1. dense smoke resulting from slow or suppressed combustion.
  2. a smoldering fire.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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