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puff

 (pŭf)
n.
1.
a. A short forceful exhalation of breath.
b. A short sudden gust of wind.
c. A brief sudden emission of air, vapor, or smoke.
d. A short sibilant sound produced by a puff.
2. An amount of vapor, smoke, or similar material released in a puff.
3. An act of drawing in and expelling the breath, as in smoking tobacco.
4. A swelling or rounded protuberance.
5. Puff pastry.
6. A light soft pad for applying powder or lotion.
7. A gathered, protruding portion of fabric.
8. A light padded bed covering.
9.
a. An approving or flattering recommendation.
b. A piece of writing, as on the jacket of a book, containing often exaggerated praise, used for promotional purposes.
10. Genetics A localized region of swelling in certain chromosomes indicating the active synthesis of RNA.
v. puffed, puff·ing, puffs
v.intr.
1. To blow in puffs.
2. To come forth in puffs: steam puffing from an engine.
3. To breathe forcefully and rapidly: huffed and puffed up the stairs.
4. To emit puffs.
5. To take puffs on smoking material: puffing on a cigar.
6. To swell or seem to swell, as with pride or air. Often used with up: He puffed up and glared at the importuning questioner.
v.tr.
1. To emit or give forth in puffs.
2. To impel with puffs.
3. To smoke (a cigar, for example).
4. To inflate or distend: The wind puffed out the sail.
5. To fill with pride or conceit: The compliment puffed up his ego.
6. To publicize with often exaggerated praise: publishers who puff their new books.

[From Middle English puffen, to puff, from Old English pyffan, perhaps of imitative origin.]

puff′i·ly adv.
puff′i·ness n.
puff′y adj.

puffy

(ˈpʌfɪ)
adj, puffier or puffiest
1. short of breath
2. swollen or bloated: a puffy face.
3. pompous or conceited
4. blowing in gusts
ˈpuffily adv
ˈpuffiness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.puffy - being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing; "a bouffant skirt"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
2.puffy - abnormally distended especially by fluids or gaspuffy - abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas; "hungry children with bloated stomachs"; "he had a grossly distended stomach"; "eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids"; "swollen hands"; "tumescent tissue"; "puffy tumid flesh"
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
3.puffy - blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts; "puffy off-shore winds"; "gusty winds "
stormy - (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion; "a stormy day"; "wide and stormy seas"

puffy

adjective swollen, enlarged, inflated, inflamed, bloated, puffed up, distended Her cheeks were puffy with crying.

puffy

adjective
Characterized by an exaggerated show of dignity or self-importance:
Informal: highfalutin.
Translations
nafouklýoteklý
opsvulmet
bólginn
nadutý
kabarıkşişmiş

puffy

[ˈpʌfɪ] ADJ (puffier (compar) (puffiest (superl))) [eye etc] → hinchado

puffy

[ˈpʌfi] adj [face, eyes] → bouffi(e)

puffy

adj (+er)
(= swollen)geschwollen; face, eyes alsoverschwollen; (from crying) → verquollen
(= voluminous) cloudbauschig; puffy sleevePuffärmel m

puffy

[ˈpʌfɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → gonfio/a

puff

(paf) noun
1. a small blast of air, wind etc; a gust. A puff of wind moved the branches.
2. any of various kinds of soft, round, light or hollow objects. a powder puff; (also adjective) puff sleeves.
verb
1. to blow in small blasts. Stop puffing cigarette smoke into my face!; He puffed at his pipe.
2. to breathe quickly, after running etc. He was puffing as he climbed the stairs.
puffed adjective
short of breath; breathing quickly. I'm puffed after running so fast!
ˈpuffy adjective
swollen, especially unhealthily. a puffy face/ankle.
puff pastry
a light, flaky type of pastry.
puff out
to cause to swell or expand. The bird puffed out its feathers; He puffed out his cheeks.
puff up
to swell. Her eye (was all) puffed up after the wasp stung her.

puffy

adj (comp -fier; super -fiest) hinchado
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This technique and other observations of Kepler-7b previously revealed that it is one of the puffiest planets known: if it could somehow be placed in a tub of water, it would float.
As we prepare to take a walk around the outskirts, the puffiest clouds I've ever seen sail towards us.