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

 

Hyponyms: insufflation, toke, eiderdown, duvet, continental quilt, patchwork, patchwork quilt, cream puff, chou

 

Entailments: smoke

 

Part Meronyms: smoke, smoking

 

Derivational Morphology: huff, chuff, pant, gasp, heave, blow, drag, draw, whiff, comfort, ease, quilt, puff up, panting, heaving, puffing, huffing, snorting, puffer, blowfish, globefish, pull

 

 
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