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frustration

Pronunciation: frus-tra'shun

Definition: A psychological or psychiatric term indicating the thwarting of or inability to gratify a desire or to satisfy an urge or need.

[L. frustro, pp. -atus, to deceive, disappoint, fr. frustra (adv.), in vain]

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