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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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They help constrict the blood vessels, which reduces puffiness and gives a lighter appearance around the eye."
Reformulated with Glycablend it combines CoQ10 to aid skin regeneration, caffeine from green coffee to help decrease puffiness, jojoba esters to smooth fine lines and increase skin firmness and horse chestnut to help reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Trish's Even Skin[R] Beta Hydroxy Pads are innovative exfoliating pads designed to help skin look its radiant best, and the Beauty Booster Eye Serum is a concentrated eye treatment formulated to drastically reduce the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness.
They have more cases of redness, rosacea and under-eye puffiness. Plus, men have the beard issues to manage.
While Americans spend millions on cosmetics to conceal problems around the eyes, studies have shown that it is possible to remedy the physiological causes behind dark circles and puffiness while improving aging skin.
With its cooling effect, it helps reduce the appearance of puffiness and signs of fatigue for a refreshing 'wake up' any time of the day, it added.
The range includes incremental sale opportunities such as hand hygiene products to encourage compliance and cucumber eye masks for soothing tired eyes and reducing puffiness.
The singer's make-up artist reportedly does the trick for her reducing the puffiness and swelling, the China Daily reports.
alkaitis organic eye hydrates and rejuvenates to reduce fine lines, circles, and puffiness with a holistic blend including green tea and chamomile.
Like a magic wand it reduces lines, wrinkles and puffiness, while lifting and firming the skin around the eyes to give an instant wide awake look.
We'll be working to keep the soreness and the puffiness out of it.