Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of forming or spinning cocoons.

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  • verb Present participle of cocoon.

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  • noun retreating to the seclusion of your home (as for privacy or escape)

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Examples

  • In her recent book, The Faith Popcorn Report, she explains that cocooning is about "reality retreat -- the impulse to stay inside when it just gets too tough and scary outside."

    Making It in the New Economy

  • This is "cocooning" - the decade-old idea of the home as a safe, soothing nest - but pushed to the extreme, and with a dose of humour thrown in as well.

    canada.com Top Stories

  • The idea of cutting back the materialism and spending time with friends or family - known as "cocooning" - becomes more attractive in times of trouble, she said.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • And so, what's important is a principle called cocooning, and the idea there is that the parents, the other siblings that are in close contact around this child should also get immunized to help protect that child against exposure to this virus.

    CNN Transcript Nov 7, 2009

  • "Instead of spending money on things they don't necessarily need, like travel, they're placing more emphasis on the home, on cocooning, which is why our business is up."

    TWICE - Digital Imaging News

  • Sociologists and researchers blame dismal job prospects and sky-high rents for such cocooning, which is said to affect 59 percent of Italians aged 18 to 34, according to the Eurispes research institute.

    Alanat News

  • Sociologists and researchers blame dismal job prospects and sky-high rents for such cocooning, which is said to affect 59 percent of Italians aged 18 to 34, according to the Eurispes research institute.

    Alanat News

  • Sociologists and researchers blame dismal job prospects and sky-high rents for such cocooning, which is said to affect 59 percent of Italians aged 18 to 34, according to the Eurispes research institute.

    Alanat News

  • - tight family budgets have forces families to spend less -- and more carefully -- on entertainment such as sporting events, theater tickets, weekend trips opting instead for staycations (stay at home vacations) - because of outside stress, families to do what Faith Popcorn calls cocooning - coming home, locking out the world and bonding / sharing

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  • - tight family budgets have forces families to spend less -- and more carefully -- on entertainment such as sporting events, theater tickets, weekend trips opting instead for staycations (stay at home vacations) - because of outside stress, families to do what Faith Popcorn calls cocooning - coming home, locking out the world and bonding / sharing

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