verb (used with object)
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They are devoided of personal interest in order to prevent the attention of the spectator from being fixed upon them.Major Prophets of To-Day|Edwin E. Slosson
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Word Origin and History for devoided
c.1400, shortening of devoided, past participle of obsolete verb devoiden "to remove, void, vacate" (c.1300), from Old French desvuidier (12c., Modern French dévider) "to empty out, flush game from, unwind, let loose (an arrow)," from des- "out, away" + voider "to empty," from voide "empty" (see void (adj.)).