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  • frustrate — I. transitive verb (frustrated; frustrating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin frustratus, past participle of frustrare to deceive, frustrate, from frustra in error, in vain Date: 15th century 1. a. to balk or defeat in an endeavor b. to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • void — voidness, n. /voyd/, adj. 1. Law. having no legal force or effect; not legally binding or enforceable. 2. useless; ineffectual; vain. 3. devoid; destitute (usually fol. by of): a life void of meaning. 4. without contents; empty. 5. without an… …   Universalium

  • void — [[t]vɔɪd[/t]] adj. 1) law having no legal force or effect; not legally binding or enforceable 2) useless; ineffectual; vain 3) devoid; destitute (usu. fol. by of): a life void of meaning[/ex] 4) without contents; empty 5) gov without an incumbent …   From formal English to slang

  • override — over·ride 1 /ˌō vər rīd/ vt rode / rōd/, rid·den, / rid ən/, rid·ing 1: to prevail or take precedence over if, as is often the case, federal constitutional principles override state statutory or common law H. P. Wilkins 2 …   Law dictionary

  • defang — v. remove fangs from (from dogs, snakes etc.); make harmless; make ineffectual; weaken the power or strength, make less powerful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defanged — v. remove fangs from (from dogs, snakes etc.); make harmless; make ineffectual; weaken the power or strength, make less powerful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defanging — v. remove fangs from (from dogs, snakes etc.); make harmless; make ineffectual; weaken the power or strength, make less powerful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defangs — v. remove fangs from (from dogs, snakes etc.); make harmless; make ineffectual; weaken the power or strength, make less powerful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • strain — I v 1. tighten, draw tight or taut, stretch, extend, elongate, distend. 2. exert to the utmost, sharpen, whet, hone, make keen, sensitize; rack the brain, peel the eye, squint, listen hard, cock the ear, keep one s ears open. 3. sprain, wrench,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • annul — 1 *nullify, negate, invalidate, abrogate Analogous words: *neutralize, negative, counteract: cancel, efface, obliterate, blot out, *erase: annihilate, *abolish, extinguish 2 Annul, abrogate, void, vacate, quash are used chiefly in legal context… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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