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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 frus·trate /ˈfrʌsˌtret/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 frus·trate /ˈfrəsˌtret/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Frus·trate a.  Vain; ineffectual; useless; unprofitable; null; voil; nugatory; of no effect. “Our frustrate search.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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) 2.0

      v 1: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What
           ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's
           amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent" [syn: thwart,
            queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, baffle,
      2: treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering
         teacher" [syn: torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun]