coddle definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To prepare in liquid just underneath the boiling-point: coddle eggs.
    • to take care of indulgently; child. See Synonyms at pamper.
    • To parboil, or soften by boiling.
    • to take care of with exorbitant tenderness; to pamper.
  • verb:
    • to take care of carefully or meticulously.
    • To prepare gradually in heated water that's underneath the boiling-point.
    • treat with excessive indulgence
    • prepare in almost boiling-water
  • noun:
    • An Irish meal comprising levels of roughly cut pork sausages and bacon rashers with sliced up potatoes and onions.
    • An over-indulged, pampered being; someone or pet made poor or effeminate by tender therapy.
  • others:
    • To boil gently; seethe; stew, as fruit.
    • to produce effeminate by pampering; make most of; treat tenderly as an invalid; humor; pamper.
    • In cigarette manufacturing, to injure by fermentation.

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