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Definitions of: PUFF

(a.) Puffed up; vain.
(n.) A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff.
(n.) Anything light and filled with air.
(n.) A puffball.
(n.) a kind of light pastry.
(n.) A utensil of the toilet for dusting the skin or hair with powder.
(n.) An exaggerated or empty expression of praise, especially one in a public journal.
(n.) To blow in puffs, or with short and sudden whiffs.
(n.) To blow, as an expression of scorn; -- with at.
(n.) To breathe quick and hard, or with puffs, as after violent exertion.
(n.) To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated.
(n.) To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance.
(v. t.) To drive with a puff, or with puffs.
(v. t.) To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously.
(v. t.) To cause to swell or dilate; to inflate; to ruffle with puffs; -- often with up; as, a bladder puffed with air.
(v. t.) To inflate with pride, flattery, self-esteem, or the like; -- often with up.
(v. t.) To praise with exaggeration; to flatter; to call public attention to by praises; to praise unduly.