a past tense and past participle of pen2
“kept in, confined,” 1540s, variant of penned, past participle of pen (v.2). Pent-up (also pent up) is from 1580s.
[pent-stee-muh n, pent-stuh-] /pɛntˈsti mən, ˈpɛnt stə-/ noun 1. . /pɛntˈstiːmən/ noun 1. any scrophulariaceous plant of the North American genus Penstemon (or Pentstemon), having white, pink, red, blue, or purple flowers with five stamens, one of which is bearded and sterile
[pent-uhp] /ˈpɛntˈʌp/ adjective 1. confined; restrained; not vented or expressed; curbed: pent-up emotions; pent-up rage. 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
[pen-tl] /ˈpɛn tl/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. containing a pentyl group; amyl. /ˈpɛntaɪl; -tɪl/ noun 1. (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2-: a pentyl group or radical pentyl pen·tyl (pěn’təl) n. See amyl. pentyl (pěn’təl) See amyl.
- Pentyl acetate
noun 1. a colourless combustible liquid used as a solvent for paints, in the extraction of penicillin, in photographic film, and as a flavouring. Formula: CH3COOC5H11 Also called amyl acetate Nontechnical name banana oil