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Pent-up Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    pent-up adj : 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 turned his face scarlet" [syn: repressed]

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  • Consumer Spending Drives 2Q GDP Growth
    Consumers helped the U.S. economy return to growth after a downbeat winter, as pent-up demand fueled spending in the second quarter. U.S. Economy Grows 4% in 2Q Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'
  • 07/30/2014 JAPAN Japan's factory output falls to lowest point since 2011 tsunami
    ยป After Abe government raised sales tax from 5 to 8 per cent, factory output dropped by 3.3 per cent between May and June. Although "pent-up demand ahead of the sales tax hike was bigger than expected," consumers will come back, analyst expects. Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'
  • Spotlight on everyday problems
    Experts say there is pent-up demand among doctors, health professionals and students to talk about ethical issues - such as aging patients - facing people in Hong Kong. Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'

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