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tr.v. cod·dled, cod·dling, cod·dles
1. To cook in water just below the boiling point: coddle eggs.
2. To treat indulgently; baby. See Synonyms at pamper.

[Possibly alteration of caudle.]

cod′dler n.
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Noun1.coddler - someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgencecoddler - someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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In both cases, a disappointing number of Democrats were intimidated by the administration's "if you disagree with us you are a coddler of terrorists" rhetoric.
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HB 8909 seeks to further strengthen drug prevention and control by providing legal presumption that will define who will be considered importer, and financier of illegal drugs and protector or coddler of those involved in the trade.
The bill also provides for a legal presumption on who is considered as the importer, financier, and protector or coddler of illegal drugs.
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Duterte is one hell of a coddler of butchers and criminals.
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