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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To protect too much; coddle: overprotected their children.

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  • v. To protect to an excessive degree; to coddle

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. protect excessively
  • v. care for like a mother

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