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Frankenstein

Syllabification: Frank·en·stein
Pronunciation: /ˈfraNGkənˌstīn
 
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Definition of Frankenstein in English:

1A character in the novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (1818) by Mary Shelley. Baron Frankenstein is a scientist who creates and brings to life a manlike monster that eventually turns on him and destroys him.
1.1 (also Frankenstein's monster) [as noun] A thing that becomes terrifying or destructive to its maker.
Example sentences
  • No matter how tight the American grip on this trial, there's a risk that it will turn into a Frankenstein's monster.
  • It is a monstrosity reminiscent of Blair's Dome and Frankenstein's monster.
  • People hate to admit it, but the City created most of these corporate Frankensteins.

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