- 1buffer something to reduce the harmful effects of something to buffer the effects of stress on health
- 2buffer somebody (against something) to protect someone from something They tried to buffer themselves against problems and uncertainties.
- 3buffer something (computing) (of a computer) to hold data for a short time before using it
NAmE//ˈbʌfər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they buffer
he / she / it buffers
past simple buffered
-ing form buffering