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cocoon

noun

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1 something that encloses another thing especially to protect it
  • he retired to the cocoon of his study whenever he'd had enough of the company

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2 something that serves as a protective barrier
  • as the TV had been packed in a cocoon of Styrofoam, it arrived in one piece

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cocoon

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of cocoon (Entry 2 of 2)

to surround or cover closely
  • cocooned in puffy down parkas, we braved the bitter cold as best we could

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“Cocoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cocoon. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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