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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-koon]
    • /kəˈkun/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-koon]
    • /kəˈkun/

Definitions of cocooned word

  • adjective cocooned If someone is cocooned in blankets or clothes, they are completely wrapped in them. 3
  • adjective cocooned If you say that someone is cocooned, you mean that they are isolated and protected from everyday life and problems. 3
  • adjective cocooned wrapped up; protected from cold or knocks 3
  • adjective cocooned protected from unpleasant things 3
  • noun cocooned the silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects, as silkworms, serving as a covering while they are in the pupal stage. 1
  • noun cocooned any of various similar protective coverings in nature, as the silky case in which certain spiders enclose their eggs. 1

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Origin of cocooned

First appearance:

before 1690
One of the 49% oldest English words
1690-1700; < French cocon < Provençal coucoun egg-shell, equivalent to coco shell (< Latin coccum; see cochineal) + French -on diminutive suffix

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Parts of speech for Cocooned


cocooned popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

cocooned usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cocooned

verb cocooned

  • wrapped — to enclose in something wound or folded about (often followed by up): She wrapped her head in a scarf.
  • insulated — to cover, line, or separate with a material that prevents or reduces the passage, transfer, or leakage of heat, electricity, or sound: to insulate an electric wire with a rubber sheath; to insulate a coat with down.
  • protected — to defend or guard from attack, invasion, loss, annoyance, insult, etc.; cover or shield from injury or danger.
  • isolated — compact
  • sheltered — protected or shielded from storms, missiles, etc., by a wall, roof, barrier, or the like.

noun cocooned

  • sheathed — a case or covering for the blade of a sword, dagger, or the like.
  • shelled — having the shell removed: shelled pecans.
  • cased — an often small or portable container for enclosing something, as for carrying or safekeeping; receptacle: a jewel case.
  • layered — a thickness of some material laid on or spread over a surface: a layer of soot on the window sill; two layers of paint.
  • nested — (of an ordered collection of sets or intervals) having the property that each set is contained in the preceding set and the length or diameter of the sets approaches zero as the number of sets tends to infinity.

Antonyms for cocooned

verb cocooned

  • uncovered — having no cover or covering.
  • unwrapped — to remove or open the wrapping of.

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