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Smouldering vs. Smoldering

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Smoulderingadjective

(British spelling) Burning slowly, producing smoke but no flame.

Smolderingadjective

Being in a state of suppressed activity; quiet but not dead.

‘Some evil chanceWill make the smoldering scandal break and blaze.’;

Smoulderingnoun

The act by which something smoulders; residual heat.

‘the smoulderings of the Thirty Years War’;

Smolderingadjective

burning slowly without flame;

‘smoldering embers’;

Smoulderingadjective

showing scarcely suppressed anger;

‘her tone was...conversational although...her eyes were smoldering’;

Smolderingadjective

showing scarcely suppressed anger;

‘her tone was...conversational although...her eyes were smoldering’;

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Smoulderingadjective

burning slowly without flame;

‘smoldering embers’;

Smouldering

Smouldering (British English) or smoldering (American English; see spelling differences) is the slow, flameless form of combustion, sustained by the heat evolved when oxygen directly attacks the surface of a condensed-phase fuel. Many solid materials can sustain a smouldering reaction, including coal, cellulose, wood, cotton, tobacco, cannabis, peat, plant litter, humus, synthetic foams, charring polymers including polyurethane foam and some types of dust.

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