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1 (also puffed out) British Out of breath: he felt puffed after climbing to the top of the apartment block
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  • After ten minutes or so, when the poor little puffed-out chap was having a breather, a smaller bird (most probably his wife, judging by the way she pecked him in the head six times) appeared and took over.
  • He was wearing dark shorts and a dark singlet with old white runners when he approached the girl and he was puffed out after having run up to her.
  • We started jogging and after the first one, he was puffed out.
out of breath, breathless, short of breath, puffed out, panting, puffing, huffing and puffing, puffing and blowing, gasping, gasping for breath, wheezing, wheezy, winded, short-winded
informal out of puff
2 (also puffed up) Swollen: symptoms include puffed eyelids
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  • Bake in a bain-marie in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until slightly puffed-up and spongy.
  • Tesha raised an eyebrow and poked Marl in the stomach, deflating his puffed-up chest.
  • He had about a million marshmallows in his mouth now and he looked like a big puffed-up chipmunk.
2.1(Of a sleeve or other part of a garment) gathered so as to have a rounded shape: a dress with huge puffed sleeves
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  • The Eighties influence makes itself felt again in party wear, with slashed necklines, puffed sleeves, waists and skirts, halterneck tops and the accessory of accessories: the belt.
  • Summertime brings out the little girl in all of us: bubble-gum pink, flirty skirts, puffed sleeves.
  • She wore a flowing pale yellow skirt with ruffles and a silken blouse with puffed sleeves.
2.2Denoting grains of wheat, rice, etc. that have been expanded through treatment with high-pressure steam, used especially in breakfast cereals and snack foods: combine the rolled oats and puffed rice with the cinnamon, cardamom, and sea salt
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  • The company limited the distribution of products like chile and lime puffed wheat snacks to smaller mom-and-pop retail operations in Mexican-dominated areas.
  • Foods with high glycemic indexes, including white rice, watermelon, puffed wheat and rice, and baked potatoes, contain carbohydrates that break down quickly.
  • It is pulling its unsweetened puffed rice, unsweetened puffed rice, and puffed wheat cereals from store shelves.
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