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  • 1 puff of air — noun a short light gust of air • Syn: ↑puff, ↑whiff • Derivationally related forms: ↑whiff (for: ↑whiff), ↑puffy (for: ↑puff) …

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  • 2 puff — Synonyms and related words: Aqua Lung, Danish pastry, French pastry, PR, acknowledgment, add to, adulate, advertise, advertisement, advocate, aggrandize, amplify, apotheosize, appreciation, artificial respiration, aspiration, asthmatic wheeze,… …

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  • 3 puff — n. & v. n. 1 a a short quick blast of breath or wind. b the sound of this; a similar sound. c a small quantity of vapour, smoke, etc., emitted in one blast (went up in a puff of smoke). 2 a cake etc. containing jam, cream, etc., and made of light …

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  • 4 puff — ● puff nom masculin (anglais puff, d origine onomatopéique) Toute modification de structure observée sur les chromosomes polytènes et témoignant de la synthèse d A.R.N. messager. (Les puffs correspondent à des bandes uniques dans lesquelles l A.D …

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  • 5 Air pollution dispersion terminology — describes the words and technical terms that have a special meaning to those who work in the field of air pollution dispersion modeling. Governmental environmental protection agencies (local, state, province and national) of many countries have… …

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  • 6 PUFF-PLUME — is a model used to help predict how air pollution disperses in the atmosphere. It is a Gaussian atmospheric transport chemical/radionuclide dispersion model that includes wet and dry deposition, real time input of meteorological observations and… …

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  • 7 Puff — may refer to:In foods with high air content: *Puffed grain *Puff pastry *Cocoa Puffs *Cream puff, profiteroleIn low density objects: *Powder puff, face powder applicator *Puffs, a brand of facial tissueIn animals: *Puffer, fish in family… …

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  • 8 puff — [n1] blast of air breath, draft, drag, draught, draw, emanation, flatus, flurry, gust, pull, smoke, waft, whiff, wind, wisp; concepts 437,524 puff [n2] advertisement advertising, blurb*, boost*, buildup*, commendation, favorable mention, good… …

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  • 9 Puff — Puff, n. [Akin to G. & Sw. puff a blow, Dan. puf, D. pof; of imitative origin. Cf. {Buffet}.] 1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff. To every puff of wind a… …

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  • 10 Puff adder — Puff Puff, n. [Akin to G. & Sw. puff a blow, Dan. puf, D. pof; of imitative origin. Cf. {Buffet}.] 1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff. To every puff of wind a …

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  • 11 Puff bird — Puff Puff, n. [Akin to G. & Sw. puff a blow, Dan. puf, D. pof; of imitative origin. Cf. {Buffet}.] 1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff. To every puff of wind a …

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  • 12 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, or… …

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  • 13 Puff — Puff, v. t. 1. To drive with a puff, or with puffs. [1913 Webster] The clearing north will puff the clouds away. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously. [1913 Webster] I puff the prostitute away. Dryden. [1913… …

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  • 14 puff — [puf] n. [ME puf < OE pyff < the v.] 1. a) a short, sudden burst or gust, as of wind, or an expulsion, as of breath b) the sound of this c) a small quantity of vapor, smoke, etc. expelled at one time 2. a draw at a cigarette, pipe, etc …

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  • 15 puff — ► NOUN 1) a short burst of breath or wind, or a small quantity of vapour or smoke sent out by such a burst. 2) an act of drawing quickly on a pipe, cigarette, or cigar. 3) a light pastry case, typically filled with cream or jam. 4) informal… …

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  • 16 air — [n1] gases forming the atmosphere blast, breath, breeze, draft, heavens, ozone, puff, sky, stratosphere, troposphere, ventilation, waft, whiff, wind, zephyr; concept 437 air [n2] distinctive quality or character; style address, affectation,… …

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  • 17 puff pastry — noun uncount a type of PASTRY that is very light and has a lot of air in it …

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  • 18 puff|er — «PUHF uhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that puffs, such as a steam locomotive or steamboat: »... there were literally hundreds of little fishing smacks and small puffers (Lord Louis Mountbatten). 2. any one of various fishes capable of inflating… …

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  • 19 puff something out — ˌpuff sthˈout derived to make sth bigger and rounder, especially by filling it with air • She puffed out her cheeks. Main entry: ↑puffderived …

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  • 20 puff — puff1 [ pʌf ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to smoke a cigarette, pipe, etc.: puff on/at: Grandad sat in the corner and puffed on his pipe. 2. ) intransitive to breathe or blow out air noisily, especially because you have been running,… …

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