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verb [transitive] mollycoddle pronunciation in British English /ˈmɒliˌkɒd(ə)l/
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present tense
present participlemollycoddling
past tensemollycoddled
past participlemollycoddled
  1. to make someones life too easy by protecting them too much and doing too much for them
    Boys weren’t mollycoddled and grew up to think and act independently.


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