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English definition of “smoulder”

smoulder

verb [I] (PROBLEM) UK (US smolder)     /ˈsməʊl.dər/ US  /ˈsmoʊl.dɚ/
If a problem or unpleasant situation smoulders, it continues to exist and may become worse at any time : The dispute is still smouldering, five years after the negotiations began .Making progress and advancingBecoming better
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