intumesce

Synonyms I use In My Work

Big: enormous, huge, immense, gigantic, vast, colossal, gargantuan, large, sizable, grand, great, tall, substantial, mammoth, astronomical, ample, broad, expansive, spacious, stout, tremendous, titanic, mountainous

Swell: distend, tumefy, tumesce, bloat, puff out, puff up, vesicate, blow up, belly, puff, intumesce, expand

Burst: blow, pop, break, explode

Genre Specific Onomatopoeia: fwoomp, bloomp, bomph, bomf, fwup, fssh, fss, fssht, shtook, ba-woomp, fu-wump, baum, bom, b’loon, fptfptfpt, pwsh, pssh, pssht, sh-pook, ss-pop, blam, blammo, ka-blam, crik, creak, stretch, groan