Frustrated
Frustrate Frus"trate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frustrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Frustrating}.] 1. To bring to nothing; to prevent from attaining a purpose; to disappoint; to defeat; to baffle; as, to frustrate a plan, design, or attempt; to frustrate the will or purpose. [1913 Webster]

Shall the adversary thus obtain His end and frustrate thine ? --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To make null; to nullifly; to render invalid or of no effect; as, to frustrate a conveyance or deed.

Syn: To balk; thwart; foil; baffle; defeat. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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