Variant of frustrate
- to cause to have no effect; bring to nothing; counteract; nullify: to frustrate plans
- to prevent from achieving an objective; foil; baffle; defeat: to frustrate an opponent
- Psychol. to prevent from gratifying certain impulses or desires, either conscious or unconscious
Origin: Middle English frustraten ; from Classical Latin frustratus, past participle of frustrare, frustrari, to disappoint, deceive ; from frustra, inch(es) vain: for Indo-European base see fraud
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