mollycoddle - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈmɒliˌkɒd(ə)l/
present tense
I/you/we/theymollycoddle
he/she/itmollycoddles
present participlemollycoddling
past tensemollycoddled
past participlemollycoddled
  1. to make someone’s 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.