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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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In basic physiological terms, dark circles and puffiness under the eyes indicate a problem retaining blood in the skin's upper layers.
With this powerful, new eye gel-serum, a dramatic reduction in the look of every key visible sign of eye aging--fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles, dryness and uneven skin tone--is now possible.
95, from salons This eye cream gets to work on puffiness and fine lines in no time.
Two fresh slices of a peeled, raw potato applied to your eyes, for ten minutes, will help soothe skin and get rid of puffiness
19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- E'Shee Clinical Esthetic announced the launch of a new eye cream product that is designed to target wrinkles, sagging skin, dark circles and puffiness.
The cold water can relieve puffiness and will wake you up as well.
This helps to remove toxins from the skin, reduce puffiness and relax the skin," says Deborah Mitchell, founder of Heaven Skincare, pictured left.
Products in the line include Super-C Cleanser to purify and exfoliate; Super-C Toner; Hyper-C Seruma, a concentrated formula that corrects discoloration and promotes collagen production to reveal an even complexion with visibly fewer fine lines and wrinkles; C-Lite Skin Tone Balancer that brightens and clarifies skin dulled by environmental exposure; Anti-Wrinkle Day Lotion SPF 30 that prevents harmful UVA damage to the skin caused by exposure to the sun; Creme, designed to reverse the skin aging process; Ultra-C Eye Lift to reduce puffiness and fine lines around the eyes; and a lotion.
The day also showed that 12% of northerners worried about crows feet, frown lines and puffiness around the eyes whereas the face fared well in the south.
It accelerates the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as puffiness, sagging, blotchiness or reddening of the skin.
CUCUMBER slices have long been used to reduce puffiness and refresh the appearance of skin around the eyes.