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What does the following sentence mean exactly?

The United States dancer Loie Fuller (1862–1928) found theatrical dance in the late nineteenth century artistically unfulfilling.

Is the "found" here past tense of "find"? Or it is the verb "found"?

What is the meaning of "unfulfilling" precisely in the sentence?

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The word found is the past tense of the verb "to find". The past tense of the verb "to found" is founded.

The Oxford Dictionary says about fulfilling:

ADJECTIVE
Making someone satisfied or happy through allowing their character or abilities to develop fully.
a fulfilling and rewarding career

So the sentence means

Loie Fuller's experience of theatrical dance in the late nineteenth century was artistically unsatisfying.

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