Coddle

Cod"dle

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