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Emotional IndicatorPlay
Puffy often describes physical symptoms related to emotions like crying or stress. SlideHer eyes were puffy from hours of weeping.
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Allergic ReactionsPlay
Used to describe body parts that swell due to allergies or irritation. SlideHis face got puffy after being stung by a bee.
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Not Always NegativePlay
Puffy can describe appealing fullness or roundness, not just swelling or bloating. SlideThe puffy clouds in the blue sky looked like cotton candy.