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puff

[pəf]
(electricity)
(mechanical engineering)
A small explosion within a furnace due to combustion conditions.

puff

(algorithm)
To decompress data that has been crunched by Huffman coding. At least one widely distributed Huffman decoder program was actually *named* "PUFF", but these days it is usually packaged with the encoder.

Opposite: huff.
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The aim of this work was to obtain squalene by SCFE from whole puffed amaranth seeds and to compare the squalene content obtained by Soxhlet extraction, as well as determining the possible morphological and chemical modifications in the seeds.
The scientists described using the process to make puffed rice with three times more protein and eight times more dietary fiber than commercial puffed rice.
Stuffed and puffed chicken lattice Ingredients 1 chicken breast 15g mushrooms finely diced 10g shallots finely diced 10g mascarpone 1 egg beaten Puff pastry sheet 8 x 12 Method 1.
The hot new puffed up sleeves, or the puffa sleeve has been hailed as the next big trend to watch out for by the style savvy.
Johnson said Albertsons pulled all of the affected Malt-O-Meal brands from its shelves - the puffed wheat and puffed rice six-ounce bags - and not just the ones with the appropriate expiration dates.
The final moisture content of the puffed seeds declined with an increase in temperature at a constant screw speed.
* Puncture popovers once they have puffed and the shell has set (to release the steam); return them to oven to firm up.
Upon the first reading of Three Little Pigs, for example, the graduate clinician asked, "Huffed and puffed. Do those words sound the same?".