Meaning of “smolder” in the English Dictionary

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"smolder" in American English

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smolderverb [ I ]

us /ˈsmoʊl·dər/

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.

(Definition of “smolder” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)