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English definition of “smolder”

smolder

verb [I]  /ˈsmoʊl·dər/ us  
to burn slowly with smoke but without flames: The fire was still smoldering the next morning. If a strong emotion smolders, it continues to exist but is not expressed: This issue has been smoldering all week.
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