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Definition:

  1. [noun] an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH

  2. [noun] an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
    Synonyms: fender, cowcatcher, pilot

  3. [noun] (computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device; used to compensate for differences in the rate of flow of data between components of a computer system
    Synonyms: storage, store

  4. [noun] a power tool used to buff surfaces
    Synonyms: polisher

  5. [noun] a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact
    Synonyms: fender

  6. [noun] an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)
    Synonyms: buff

  7. [verb] add a buffer (a solution); "buffered saline solution for the eyes"

  8. [verb] protect from impact; "cushion the blow"
    Synonyms: cushion, soften

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