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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: frustrare, from frustra 'without effect'

frustrate

verb
     
frus‧trate [transitive]
1 if something frustrates you, it makes you feel annoyed or angry because you are unable to do what you want:
The fact that he's working with amateurs really frustrates him.
2 [usually passive] to prevent someone's plans, efforts, or attempts from succeeding:
Their attempts to speak to him were frustrated by the guards.

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