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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Shall  the  adversary  thus  obtain  His  end  and 
  frustrate  thine  ?  --Milton. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frustrated 
  adj  1:  disappointingly  unsuccessful;  "disappointed  expectations  and 
  thwarted  ambitions";  "their  foiled  attempt  to  capture 
  Calais";  "many  frustrated  poets  end  as  pipe-smoking 
  teachers";  "his  best  efforts  were  thwarted"  [syn:  {defeated}, 
  {disappointed},  {discomfited},  {foiled},  {thwarted}] 
  2:  used  especially  of  feelings  of  defeat  and  discouragement 
  [syn:  {baffled},  {balked},  {discouraged}] 




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