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pent-up

[pent-uhp] /ˈpɛntˈʌp/
adjective
1.
confined; restrained; not vented or expressed; curbed:
pent-up emotions; pent-up rage.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; adj. use of verb phrase pent up
Synonyms
repressed, suppressed, bottled-up.
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pent-up

adjective (pent up when postpositive)
1.
not released; repressed pent-up emotions
2.
kept unwillingly I've been pent up in this office for over a year
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