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English definition of “pent-up”


adjective [before noun]     /ˌpentˈʌp/
Pent-up feelings are not allowed to be expressed or released: Screaming at the top of your voice is a good way of venting pent-up frustration.Controlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotions
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