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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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  • EDC Forecast Says Global Pent-Up Demand to Energize Export Growth in 2014, 2015
    A new forecast by Export Development Canada , the country's leading financier and insurer of exporting companies, predicts that the global economy is on the verge of a rush of economic growth. Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'
  • So long, winter! Spring home sales surge, report shows
    Pent-up demand drives 39% boost in sales since February, report shows. Catherine Zirkle put her Bethlehem home on the market in mid-January. Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'
  • GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls
    Pent-up consumer demand and healthy sales incentives helped automakers rebound from a slow February hampered by bad weather. Despite General Motors' recent recall of millions of its cars — and several investigations into the issue — buyers are still streaming into GM dealerships.         Read more on this news related to 'Pent-up'

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