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

Examples of cocooning in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet today’s designers wistfully admire the four-posters’ suggestion of cocooning. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, "Modern Romance: State-of-the-Art Spindle Beds," 4 Oct. 2018 The best example is the cocooning of 18-wheeler trucks. George Avalos, The Mercury News, "Staking a claim in the auto industry’s evolving technology," 10 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of cocooning

1986, in the meaning defined above

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“Cocooning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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