[ dih-void ]
/ dɪˈvɔɪd /
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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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How to use devoid in a sentence
It hasn’t helped that too many films come and go with rote anonymity, devoid of the scope and social meaning that define must-see theatrical hits.Did Warner Bros. just kill movie theaters? Not by a long shot.|Ann Hornaday|December 4, 2020|Washington Post
In rankings oddly devoid of oddity, the top seven teams held steady from last week in the College Football Playoff chart issued Tuesday night.Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State stay at top of College Football Playoff rankings|Chuck Culpepper|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
It’s a company culture busting the notion that virtual relations must be devoid of connection.How 2020 Best Small Workplace YNAB recruits and retains great people|lbelanger225|October 16, 2020|Fortune
Added to an environment largely devoid of human radio interference, lunar nights last two weeks, allowing for extended viewing parties.The Far Side of the Moon Is an Ideal Place to Listen For Alien Civilizations|Jason Dorrier|October 4, 2020|Singularity Hub
Still, life without performing feels devoid of meaning, said Gürtelschmied.Why Vienna opera singers are ready to risk their lives to perform in a pandemic|Julia Belluz|September 30, 2020|Vox
British Dictionary definitions for devoid
/ (dɪˈvɔɪd) /
(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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