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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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I find the same bafflement and indifference among my brothers and sisters in the National Writers' Union, which is part of the UAW.
Their comic bafflement is hightened by the high-flown language of the material.
But he expressed bafflement that management was caught by surprise.
It's a really strange film, liable to provoke either stimulated enjoyment or irritated bafflement. Environmentalist Albert Markovski (Jason Schwartzman) has pledged his life to saving open spaces.
Disjointed declarations, dislocated meaning, conflicting thoughts, contradictory comments, paradoxical phrases, and enigmatic expressions--all leave one with a sense of bafflement. The following might give some idea of it: "Nothing was a limit to nothingness....
The end result is often bafflement for consumers and widespread suspicion between companies and NGOs.
Once a new useless fact has been explained and clarified with video clips, historical photos and computer animations, the guests have to push their Heeee button to express their bafflement and show their ignorance: the more hits, the bigger the surprise.
It was compiled by Roberto de Alba, one of a cadre of 1980s Yale students who began to reassess (often to their professors' bafflement) Rudolph's legacy.
These new paintings provoke neither bafflement nor astonishment, but rather convey clarity and energy, change and transformation.
The decision by the Bush Administration to launch a World Trade Organisation challenge against the European Union's moratorium on genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) has been greeted with regret and bafflement by the European Commission.
And I'm also aware of the fact that many YAs become vegetarians to the bafflement of their parents.
In the mid-19th century, a slight anomaly in Mercury's orbit proved a bafflement to astronomers.