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English definition of “cocoon”

cocoon

verb [T usually passive]     /kəˈkuːn/
to protect someone or something from pain or an unpleasant situation : As a student you're cocooned against/from the real world .Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
(Definition of cocoon verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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