[うっせき, usseki] (n, vs) accumulation (e.g. of emotions, grievances, etc.); buildup; suppression (e.g. of anger) [Add to Longdo]
Result from Foreign Dictionaries (2 entries found)
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
buildup \build"up\, build-up \build-up\n.
1. the act of building up an accumulation.
2. the events, such as advertising or publicity, causing
increased interest in some coming event. The buildup to
Superbowl XXIV was the most intense of the series.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
n 1: the act of building up an accumulation; "I envied his rapid
buildup of assets"; "a military buildup in preparation for
2: the result of the process of accumulation; "the buildup of
leaves blocked the drain pipes"
3: highly favorable publicity and praise; "his letter of
recommendation gave her a terrific buildup"
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