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pent (adj.)

"kept in, confined," 1540s, variant of penned, past participle of pen (v.2). Pent-up (also pent up) is from 1580s.

updated on October 22, 2012

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Definitions of pent from WordNet

pent (adj.)
closely confined;
Synonyms: shut up
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