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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Puff, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Puffed p. pr. & vb. n. Puffing.]
 1. To blow in puffs, or with short and sudden whiffs.
 2. To blow, as an expression of scorn; -- with at.
    It is really to defy Heaven to puff at damnation.   --South.
 3. To breathe quick and hard, or with puffs, as after violent exertion.
    The ass comes back again, puffing and blowing, from the chase.   --L' Estrange.
 4. To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated.
 5. To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance.
    Then came brave Glory puffing by.   --Herbert.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas; "hungry
             children with bloated stomachs"; "he had a grossly
             distended stomach"; "eyes with puffed (or puffy)
             lids"; "swollen hands"; "tumescent tissue"; "puffy
             tumid flesh" [syn: bloated, distended, puffy, swollen,
              tumescent, tumid, turgid]
      2: gathered for protruding fullness; "puff sleeves" [syn: puff]