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English definition of “pent-up”

pent-up

adjective [before noun]     /ˌpentˈʌp/
ECONOMICS used to describe strong demand for a product that has not had the opportunity of being expressed as sales , for example because consumers have had too little money : Sales of heavy lorries increased , reflecting the improvement in the economy and pent-up demand from delayed purchases .
(Definition of pent-up adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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