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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Puff \Puff\, verb (used without an object) [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}, noun]

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Puffing \Puff"ing\, a. & n. from {Puff}, verb (used without an object) & t.

{Puffing adder}. (Zool.) Same as {Puff adder} (b), under {Puff}.

{Puffing pig} (Zool.), the common porpoise.

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



1: blowing tobacco smoke out into the air; "they smoked up the room with their ceaseless puffing"

2: an act of forcible exhalation [syn: {puffing}, {huffing}, {snorting}]

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