Inflate and Swell


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Inflate verb – Fill with gas or air.
Swell is a synonym for inflate in size topic. In some cases you can use "Swell" instead a verb "Inflate", when it comes to topics like increase, blow up, expand, dilate. popular alternative
Nearby Words: inflation, inflatable, inflationary, inflating
Synonyms for Inflate


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Swell verb – To become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number.
Usage example: the club membership has really swelled in recent months

Inflate is a synonym for swell in expand topic. You can use "Inflate" instead a verb "Swell", if it concerns topics such as balloon, swell up. popular alternative
Nearby Word: swelling
Synonyms for Swell

Common collocations

body inflate body swell body
ego inflate ego swell ego
numbers inflate numbers swell numbers
ranks inflate ranks swell ranks

Both words in one sentence

  • She swallowed a whole cloud, which caused her to swell up and inflate like a balloon, and scarfed down a decades-old burrito (though the old burrito did make her violently sick).
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