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 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 The best example is the cocooning of 18-wheeler trucks. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 10 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of cocooning

1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cocooning was in 1986

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14 May 2021

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“Cocooning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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