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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To crumble to dust; disintegrate.
  • transitive v. To cause to crumble. See Synonyms at decay.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who makes molds.
  • n. A tool for making molds.
  • n. A machine for making molding.
  • v. To decay to dust, to disintegrate from rot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, molds or forms into shape; specifically (Founding), one skilled in the art of making molds for castings.
  • intransitive v. To crumble into small particles; to turn to dust by natural decay; to lose form, or waste away, by a gradual separation of the component particles, without the presence of water; to crumble away.
  • transitive v. To turn to dust; to cause to crumble; to cause to waste away.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To turn to mold or dust by natural decay; waste away by a gradual separation of the component particles, especially without the presence of water; crumble.
  • To be diminished; waste away gradually.
  • To turn to dust; crumble; waste.
  • n. Mold; clay.
  • n. One who molds or forms into shape; specifically, one who is employed in making castings in a foundry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. break down

Etymologies

Probably frequentative of mold3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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