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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. blowing tobacco smoke out into the air;
- Example: "they smoked up the room with their ceaseless puffing"

2. an act of forcible exhalation;
[syn: puffing, huffing, snorting]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 with short and sudden whiffs. [1913 Webster] 2. To blow, as an expression of scorn; -- with at. [1913 Webster] It is really to defy Heaven to puff at damnation. --South. [1913 Webster] 3. To breathe quick and hard, or with puffs, as after violent exertion. [1913 Webster] The ass comes back again, puffing and blowing, from the chase. --L' Estrange. [1913 Webster] 4. To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated. --Boyle. [1913 Webster] 5. To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance. [1913 Webster] Then came brave Glory puffing by. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Puffing \Puff"ing\, a. & n. from Puff, v. i. & t. [1913 Webster] Puffing adder. (Zool.) Same as Puff adder (b), under Puff. Puffing pig (Zool.), the common porpoise. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

puffing n 1: blowing tobacco smoke out into the air; "they smoked up the room with their ceaseless puffing" 2: an act of forcible exhalation [syn: puffing, huffing, snorting]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "puffing": asthmatic, blurb, breathing, breathless, errhine, expiratory, heaving, huffing, inspiratory, nasal, out of breath, panting, plug, pneumonic, pulmonary, pulmonic, respiratory, rhinal, short-breathed, short-winded, sneezy, sniffling, sniffly, sniffy, snoring, snorting, snuffling, snuffly, snuffy, sternutatory, stertorous, wheezing, wheezy, winded, write-up