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Pent-up Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions; "her severe upbringing had left her inhibited"; "a very inhibited young man, anxious and ill at ease"; "their reactions were partly the product of pent-up emotions"; "repressed rage turn

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Pent-up Sample Sentences in News

  • Medica Research Institute to Study Pent-Up Demand in Health Care
    The Medica Research Institute is launching a study that will examine the health care utilization and characteristics of newly enrolled members in Medicaid and MNsure, Minnesota’s health insurance exchange. Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'
  • Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Rise to One-Year High
    Wells Fargo Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf said “I believe the housing market will continue its recovery, driven by pent-up demand and affordability that even with the increase in home prices is still far better than the historical average.” Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'
  • Strasburg loses playoff debut; Nats fall to Giants
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg unleashed two years of pent-up playoff energy - and got nickel-and-dimed out of the game. Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'

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