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nullify

[ nuhl-uh-fahy ]
/ 藞n蕦l 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), nul路li路fied, nul路li路fy路ing.
to render or declare legally void or inoperative: to nullify a contract.
to deprive (something) of value or effectiveness; make futile or of no consequence.
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Origin of nullify

First recorded in 1585鈥95, nullify is from the Late Latin word n奴llific膩re to despise. See nulli-, -fy

OTHER WORDS FROM nullify

nul路li路fi路er, nounre路nul路li路fy, verb (used with object), re路nul路li路fied, re路nul路li路fy路ing.un路nul路li路fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nullify

nullify
/ (藞n蕦l瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
to render legally void or of no effect
to render ineffective or useless; cancel out

Derived forms of nullify

nullification, nounnullifier, noun

Word Origin for nullify

C16: from Late Latin nullific膩re to despise, from Latin nullus of no account + facere to make
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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