noun \ˈfraŋ-kən-ˌstīn also -ˌstēn\

Definition of FRANKENSTEIN

a :  the title character in Mary W. Shelley's novel Frankenstein who creates a monster that ruins his life
b :  a monster in the shape of a man especially in popularized versions of the Frankenstein story
:  a monstrous creation; especially :  a work or agency that ruins its originator
Fran·ken·stein·ian \ˌfraŋ-kən-ˈstī-nē-ən, -ˈsti-\ adjective

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