Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb coddle

2 senses of coddle

Sense 1
pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge -- (treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!")
       => treat, handle, do by -- (interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently")

Sense 2
coddle -- (cook in nearly boiling water; "coddle eggs")
       => cook -- (transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes")

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