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baffle

(băf′ĭl)
In respiratory care, a component of a nebulizer designed to remove large aerosol particles.
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Madonna displayed the usual Baltic body language, humourless arrogance and bafflement that anyone would dare to criticise her.
But he completed the bafflement of his dinner guests when he told them as he left: "We've won," thanks to a final whistle text from his children.
On the course, he has finished only 20th, 21st and 24th, showing signs of bafflement at the Bermuda greens which longtime caddie ``Bones'' Mackay has to read for him.
On another, she rang to say that Petronella had a cold, only for the editor to express bafflement, as Ms Wyatt was sitting beside him.
Mr Hill, a retired maintenance electrician, was not alone in his bafflement.
He doesn't validate the notion of villains, and in fact the joyous surprise in film after film is how decently most of his subjects behave when they have to deal with the misery, bafflement, and defeat of people whom the massive, antiquated machine--maddeningly slow and inefficient--fails to assist.
Otto and Ana eventually see each other again, under circumstances that will leave some in tears and others shaking their heads in bafflement.
But why Glenn Hoddle never seems to get a shout has become a source of bafflement.
THE brother of a "gentle, friendly man" who was brutally murdered yesterday spoke of his bafflement that anybody would want to harm him.
e added: "Always he has breathed vivid life into believable, plausible and credible characters, often against a backdrop of fancy, whimsy or plain bafflement.
All of my companions shook our heads in bafflement.