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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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Alcohol consumption and a diet high in salt can cause water retention and increase the puffiness around the eyes.
An active complex of nutrients consisting of soy and rice bran peptides, stem cells of a rare apple, and blueberry and pomegranate extracts can help target both dark circles and puffiness, while strengthening the skin around the eyes.
A number of factors can cause eyelid puffiness including lack of sleep and water retention, Thakkar said.
Roll Away The Years Eye Serum has a triple-ball roller tip to help with drainage and puffiness.
The anti-aging triple-response system is designed to resurface, reduce puffiness and fill fine lines and wrinkles.
Symptoms of CKD: Fatigue or weakness, abnormal urination, nausea, vomiting, feeling cold all the time, insomnia, swelling or numbness in the hands and feet, puffiness around the eyes, muscle twitching in the legs, itchy skin or a metallic taste in the mouth.
We'll be working to keep the soreness and the puffiness out of it.
SAVOR YOUR FOOD Eating too fast can lead to eating too much and also might cause you to swallow air with each bite, resulting in puffiness.
The results improve the appearance of the skin by reducing puffiness, rejuvenating collagen fibers, and slowing the aging process.
The line includes a moisture mask with a whipped souffle texture, a clarifying mask to help remove impurities, an exfoliating scrub with strawberry and raspberry seeds to revitalize dull-looking skin, rejuvenating eye cream, an eye gel to help reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles and a rejuvenating night cream.
She asked whether lasers could get rid of the puffiness around her eyes and lines around her mouth, the GMC professional conduct committee hearing in London was told.