Definition for FRUS'TRATE

FRUS'TRATE, v.t. [L. frustro; Fr. frustrer; Sp. frustrar; allied probably to Fr. froisser, briser, Arm. brousta, freuza, to break. Class Rd or Rs.]

  1. Literally, to break or interrupt; hence, to defeat; to disappoint; to balk; to bring to nothing; as, to frustrate a plan, design or attempt; to frustrate the will or purpose.
  2. To disappoint; applied to persons.
  3. To make null; to nullify; to render of no effect; as, to frustrate a conveyance or deed.

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