(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Breaking open]
Syn. exploding, erupting, shattering; see breaking .
2. [As full as possible]
Syn. full, filled, packed, at the bursting point; see full 1 , jammed 2 .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Completely filled: brimful, brimming, chockablock, full, packed, replete. See FULL. 2. Intensely desirous or interested: agog, ardent, athirst, avid, eager, impatient, keen1, solicitous, thirsting, thirsty. Informal: raring. Idioms: champing at the bit, ready and willing. See CONCERN.

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