noun see puff II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Puffiness — Puff i*ness, n. The quality or state of being puffy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puffiness — noun The state or quality of being puffy. The puffiness under her eyes made her look older than she really was …   Wiktionary

  • puffiness — puffy ► ADJECTIVE (puffier, puffiest) 1) softly rounded: puffy clouds. 2) (of a part of the body) swollen and soft. DERIVATIVES puffiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • puffiness — See puffily. * * * …   Universalium

  • puffiness — puff·i·ness || pÊŒfɪnɪs n. swollenness, bloatedness; inflatedness, state of being filled with gas …   English contemporary dictionary

  • puffiness — puff·i·ness …   English syllables

  • puffiness — See: puffy …   English dictionary

  • puffiness — noun 1. lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity • Syn: ↑ostentation, ↑ostentatiousness, ↑pomposity, ↑pompousness, ↑pretentiousness, ↑splashiness, ↑inflation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eye puffiness — Eye puffiness, also known as puffy eyes or swelling around the eyes, refers to the appearance of swelling in the tissues around the eyes, called the orbits. CausesEye puffiness, a form of edema, is usually caused by fluid buildup. While some… …   Wikipedia

  • myxedema —    Puffiness and fluid retention resulting from thyroid hypofunction, either organic (serious, and often complicated by pituitary or adrenalcortical deficiencies) or functional (often a bipolar depressive thyroid phase) …   Herbal-medical glossary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”