AskDefine | Define molder

Dictionary Definition

molder v : break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat" [syn: decompose, rot, moulder]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A person who makes molds.
  2. A tool for making molds.
  3. A machine for making molding.


  1. To decay to dust, to disintegrate from rot.
    The old book was left to molder until only the cover was left to show it had ever been written.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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