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pent-upadjective

us   /ˈpentˈʌp/
(of feelings) not expressed or released: His pent-up anger and frustration burst forth.
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"pent-up" in Business English

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pent-upadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌpentˈʌp/ us  
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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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