Coddled
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]


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