devoid

[ dih-void ]
/ dɪˈvɔɪd /

adjective

not possessing, untouched by, void, or destitute (usually followed by of).

verb (used with object)

to deplete or strip of some quality or substance: imprisonment that devoids a person of humanity.

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Origin of devoid

1350–1400; Middle English, originally past participle <Anglo-French, for Old French desvuidier to empty out, equivalent to des-dis-1 + vuidier to empty, void
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Example sentences from the Web for devoid

  • They are devoided of personal interest in order to prevent the attention of the spectator from being fixed upon them.

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British Dictionary definitions for devoid

devoid
/ (dɪˈvɔɪd) /

adjective

(postpositive foll by of) destitute or void (of); free (from)

Word Origin for devoid

C15: originally past participle of devoid (vb) to remove, from Old French devoidier, from de- de- + voider to void
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