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VERB (2)

1. treat with excessive indulgence;
- Example: "grandparents often pamper the children"
- Example: "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
[syn: pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge]

2. cook in nearly boiling water;
- Example: "coddle eggs"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Coddle \Cod"dle\ (k[o^]d"d'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coddled (-d'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Coddling (-dl[i^]ng).] [Cf. Prov. E. caddle to coax, spoil, fondle, and Cade, a. & v. t.] [Written also codle.] 1. To parboil, or soften by boiling. [1913 Webster] It [the guava fruit] may be coddled. --Dampier. [1913 Webster] 2. To treat with excessive tenderness; to pamper. [1913 Webster] How many of our English princes have been coddled at home by their fond papas and mammas! --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] He [Lord Byron] never coddled his reputation. --Southey. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

coddle v 1: treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!" [syn: pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge] 2: cook in nearly boiling water; "coddle eggs"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

79 Moby Thesaurus words for "coddle": baby, bake, barbecue, baste, bay, blanch, boil, braise, brew, broil, brown, care for, caress, cater to, cherish, cocker, cook, cosset, cotton, cradle, cultivate, curry, dandle, devil, do, do to perfection, dry-nurse, favor, feed, fire, fondle, foster, fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, give way to, gratify, griddle, grill, heat, humor, indulge, lavish care on, mollycoddle, mother, much, nourish, nurse, nurture, oblige, oven-bake, pamper, pan, pan-broil, parboil, pat, pet, please, poach, prepare, prepare food, roast, satisfy, saute, scallop, sear, shirr, simmer, spoil, spoon-feed, steam, stew, stir-fry, suckle, sustain, toast, wet-nurse, yield to