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Meaning of puff

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: gathered for protruding fullness; "puff sleeves" [syn:
             {puff}, {puffed}]
      n 1: a short light gust of air [syn: {puff}, {puff of air},
      2: a light inflated pastry or puff shell
      3: exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)
      4: bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and
         stitched together [syn: {quilt}, {comforter}, {comfort},
      5: a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying
         powder to the skin [syn: {powderpuff}, {puff}]
      6: thick cushion used as a seat [syn: {ottoman}, {pouf},
         {pouffe}, {puff}, {hassock}]
      7: a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); "he took a puff on
         his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the
         smoke slowly" [syn: {puff}, {drag}, {pull}]
      8: forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his
         nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single
         puff" [syn: {blow}, {puff}]
      v 1: smoke and exhale strongly; "puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe"
           [syn: {puff}, {whiff}]
      2: suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a
         cigarette" [syn: {puff}, {drag}, {draw}]
      3: breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners
         reached the finish line, panting heavily" [syn: {pant},
         {puff}, {gasp}, {heave}]
      4: make proud or conceited; "The sudden fame puffed her ego"
      5: praise extravagantly; "The critics puffed up this Broadway
         production" [syn: {puff}, {puff up}]
      6: speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of
      7: to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the
         drugs"; "puffed out chests" [syn: {puff}, {puff up}, {blow
         up}, {puff out}]
      8: blow hard and loudly; "he huffed and puffed as he made his
         way up the mountain" [syn: {puff}, {huff}, {chuff}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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