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cocoonnoun

uk   us   /kəˈkuːn/

cocoon noun (COVER)

[C] the covering made of soft smooth threads that surrounds and protects particular insects during the pupa stage as they develop into adult form

cocoon noun (PROTECTED PLACE)

cocoonverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /kəˈkuːn/
to protect someone or something from pain or an unpleasant situation: As a student you're cocooned against/from the real world.
Translations of “cocoon”
in Vietnamese cái kén…
in Spanish capullo…
in Thai รังไหมดิบ…
in Malaysian kokun…
in French cocon…
in German der Kokon…
in Chinese (Traditional) 覆蓋物, 繭, 卵袋…
in Indonesian kepompong…
in Russian кокон…
in Turkish koza, böcek kozası…
in Chinese (Simplified) 覆盖物, 茧, 卵袋…
in Polish kokon…
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