Frustrate

Definition of Frustrate

Frus´trate
a.1.Vain; ineffectual; useless; unprofitable; null; voil; nugatory; of no effect.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Frustrated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Frustrating.]
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.

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