Puffing Puff"ing, a. & n. from {Puff}, v. i. & t. [1913 Webster]

{Puffing adder}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Puff adder} (b), under {Puff}.

{Puffing pig} (Zo["o]l.), the common porpoise. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • puffing — puff·ing / pə fiŋ/ n: the practice of making exaggerated commendations esp. for promotional purposes; also: the exaggerated commendations made ◇ Generally, a seller cannot be held liable for misrepresentation for statements that amount to mere… …   Law dictionary

  • Puffing — is a technique to bring smoke (usually tobacco) into the mouth cavity. This is achieved by sucking deeply on the filter end of a cigarette, allowing smoke to flow into the smoker s mouth before being inhaled into the lungs. One hereby produces a… …   Wikipedia

  • puffing — puffing. См. пуфинг. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Puffing — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puffing — An expression of opinion by seller not made as a representation of fact. Gulf Oil Corp. v. Federal Trade Commission, C.C.A.5, 150 F.2d 106, 109. Exaggeration by a salesperson concerning quality of goods (not considered a legally binding promise); …   Black's law dictionary

  • puffing — noun 1. blowing tobacco smoke out into the air they smoked up the room with their ceaseless puffing • Derivationally related forms: ↑puff • Hypernyms: ↑smoke, ↑smoking 2. an act of forcible exhalation • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • puffing — noun An opinion or judgment, often made by the seller of property to a potential buyer, that is not made as a representation of fact …   Wiktionary

  • puffing — puff·ing (pufґing) localized enlargement in giant polytene chromosomes; see chromosome puff, under puff …   Medical dictionary

  • puffing — Synonyms and related words: asthmatic, blurb, breathing, breathless, errhine, expiratory, heaving, huffing, inspiratory, nasal, out of breath, panting, plug, pneumonic, pulmonary, pulmonic, respiratory, rhinal, short breathed, short winded,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • puffing — pÊŒf n. exhalation; short quick breath; emission of vapor (or smoke, etc.); fluffy hollow pastry; swelling, bulge v. exhale; breathe; emit vapor (or smoke, etc.); swell, become bloated …   English contemporary dictionary

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