smouldering

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Verb[edit]

smouldering

  1. present participle of smoulder
    • Tennyson
      Some evil chance / Will make the smouldering scandal break and blaze.

Noun[edit]

smouldering ‎(plural smoulderings)

  1. (sometimes figuratively) The act by which something smoulders; residual heat.
    the smoulderings of the Thirty Years War