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Verb: coddle  kó-d(u)l
  1. Treat with excessive indulgence
    "grandparents often coddle the children";
    - pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge
  2. (cooking) cook in nearly boiling water
    "coddle eggs"

Derived forms: coddling, coddled, coddles

Type of: cook, do by, handle, treat

Encyclopedia: Coddle