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English definition of “cosset”

cosset

verb [T] uk   /ˈkɒs.ɪt/ us    /ˈkɑː.sɪt/ (-t- or UK also -tt-)
to give a lot of attention to making someone comfortable and to protecting them from anything unpleasant: Children sometimes need to be cosseted.disapproving The country has been cosseted (= too protected) by the government for so long that people have forgotten how to take responsibility for themselves.
(Definition of cosset from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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