cocoon meaning, cocoon definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( cocoons    plural & 3rd person present)   ( cocooning    present participle)   ( cocooned    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A cocoon is a covering of silky threads that the larvae of moths and other insects make for themselves before they grow into adults.  
2       n-count   If you are in a cocoonof something, you are wrapped up in it or surrounded by it.  
usu N of n  
He stood there in a cocoon of golden light.     
3       n-count   If you are living in a cocoon, you are in an environment in which you feel protected and safe, and sometimes isolated from everyday life.  
usu N of n  
You cannot live in a cocoon and overlook these facts.     
4       verb   If something cocoons you from something, it protects you or isolates you from it.  
There is nowhere to hide when things go wrong, no organisation to cocoon you from blame...      V n from/in n  
The playwright cocooned himself in a world of pretence.      V pron-refl in n  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


cushion, envelop, insulate, pad, protect, swaddle, swathe, wrap  

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cocooned, coon, coconut, cocoa

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