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huffing

(hŭf'ing),
1. Colloquial but general term for the inhalation abuse of volatile solvents (for example, gasoline) to achieve intoxication or alter consciousness.
2. Synonym(s): glue-sniffing

huffing

forced expiration with an open glottis used to clear secretions from the airway when pain limits normal coughing.

huff·ing

(hŭf'ing)
1. Colloquial but general term for the inhalation abuse of volatile solvents (e.g., gasoline) to achieve intoxication or alter consciousness.
2. Synonym(s): glue-sniffing.

huff·ing

(hŭf'ing)
1. Colloquial but general term for the inhalation abuse of volatile solvents (e.g., gasoline) to achieve intoxication or alter consciousness.
2. Synonym(s): glue-sniffing.

huffing,

n the inhalation of common household products such as glue, solvents, hair spray, or gasoline to obtain a temporary euphoria. Specifically, huffing refers to soaking a rag, toilet paper, or sock in the household substance and inhaling. Long-term huffing may result in weight loss, disorientation, muscle weakness, irritability, depression, and even death.
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Shurtleff, huffing can cause agitation, irritability, and even violent behavior.
The fox quickly burrows his way through the mudwalls--no huffing or puffing--and carries poor Browny "off with him to his den" The fox then eats through the cabbage walls and carries poor "trembling, shivering" Whitey away to join her brother.
Channel One produced an encore presentation of a two-part series on huffing in conjunction with National Inhalant Abuse Week.