co·​coon·​ing | \ kə-ˈkü-niŋ How to pronounce cocooning (audio) \

Definition of cocooning

: the practice of spending leisure time at home in preference to going out

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Recent Examples on the Web One caveat: Since it's designed for two people, there can be a slight cocooning effect when used by a single occupant. Abigail Bailey, Good Housekeeping, 10 June 2022 The perfect cocooning space, the treatment rooms are carved out of the cellars – which were also used as a shelter in World War II. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 Our yen for contact and cocooning has got tactility climbing the walls. Kathryn O'shea-evans, WSJ, 23 Dec. 2021 For some, there’s no beating the comfort and cocooning of big, over-the-ear headphones. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, 26 June 2021 Once settled inside, the cream-on-cream room feels more cocooning. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 11 May 2021 Wall-to-wall carpeting and upholstered walls create a cozy cocooning effect. Jen Fernandez, House Beautiful, 18 Nov. 2020 The idea is that this form of deep compression, this cocooning, will relax your body, leading to better sleep. Malia Griggs, SELF, 3 Nov. 2020 Yet today’s designers wistfully admire the four-posters’ suggestion of cocooning. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, 4 Oct. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of cocooning

1986, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2022

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“Cocooning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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