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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PUFF'ED, pp. Driven out suddenly, as air or breath; blown up; swelled with air; inflated with vanity or pride; praised.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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1: gathered for protruding fullness; "puff sleeves" [syn: puff, puffed]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Puff Puff, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Puffed (p[u^]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. Puffing.] [Akin to G. puffen to pop, buffet, puff, D. poffen to pop, puffen to blow, Sw. puffa to push, to cuff, Dan. puffe to pop, thump. See Puff, n.] 1. To blow in puffs, or with short and sudden whiffs. 2. To blow, as an expression of scorn; -- with at. It is really to defy Heaven to puff at damnation. --South. 3. To breathe quick and hard, or with puffs, as after violent exertion. The ass comes back again, puffing and blowing, from the chase. --L' Estrange. 4. To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated. --Boyle. 5. To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance. Then came brave Glory puffing by. --Herbert.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If a part of your body is puffed or puffed up, it is swollen because of an injury or because you are unwell. His face was a little puffed... = swollen, puffy ADJ: v-link ADJ 2. If you are puffed or puffed out, you are breathing with difficulty because you have been using a lot of energy. (INFORMAL) Do you get puffed out running up and down the stairs? = breathless ADJ: v-link ADJ



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