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co·coon

 (kə-ko͞on′)
n.
1.
a. A protective case of silk or similar fibrous material spun by the larvae of moths and certain other insects as a cover for the pupa.
b. A similar natural protective covering or structure, such as the egg case of a spider.
2. A protective plastic coating that is placed over stored military or naval equipment.
3. Something that envelops, protects, or isolates: "a star hidden in a cocoon of dust" (Freeman Dyson)."Actors live in a cocoon of praise. They never meet people who don't like them" (Robert Morley).
v. co·cooned, co·coon·ing, co·coons
v.tr.
1. To envelop (an insect) in a cocoon.
2. To wrap in a blanket or other covering.
3. To cause to be isolated or protected from harsh, dangerous, or disturbing realities; insulate.
v.intr.
To be isolated or protected from harsh, dangerous, or disturbing realities, especially by remaining indoors at home in one's free time.

[French cocon, from Provençal coucoun, diminutive of coco, shell, from Late Latin coccum, from Latin, berry, oak gall, from Greek kokkos, seed, berry.]

cocooned

(kəˈkuːnd)
adj
1. wrapped up; protected from cold or knocks
2. protected from unpleasant things
Translations

cocooned

[kəˈkuːnd] adjchiuso/a nel proprio bozzolo
References in classic literature ?
We snatched on a few odds and ends of clothing, cocooned ourselves in the proper red blankets, and plunged along the halls and out into the whistling wind bareheaded.
Berhampore (West Bengal), May 9 ( ANI ): Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the Congress is a 'party cocooned in fear' and has no guts to act against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).