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pent

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[ pent ]
/ pɛnt /
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verb
a simple past tense and past participle of pen2.
adjective
shut in; confined.
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Origin of pent

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First recorded in 1535–45; late Middle English pente, pent, past participle of obsolete pend, variant of pennen “to enclose, confine”; cf. pen2

Other definitions for pent (2 of 3)

pent2
[ pent ]
/ pɛnt /

noun

Origin of pent

2
By shortening

Other definitions for pent (3 of 3)

Pent.

abbreviation
Pentecost.
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British Dictionary definitions for pent

pent
/ (pɛnt) /

verb
a past tense and past participle of pen 2
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