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English definition of “cosset”

cosset

verb [T]     /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.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and savingTreating someone well
(Definition of cosset verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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