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Origin of void

First recorded in 1250–1300; (adjective) Middle English voide, from Anglo-French, Old French voide, voit, vuide, vuit (French vide ), from unattested Vulgar Latin vocīta, vocita feminine of vocītus, vocitus unattested and dissimilated variant of Latin vacīvus, vocīvus, “empty”; see vacuum; (verb) Middle English voiden, from Anglo-French voider, Old French, from unattested Vulgar Latin vocitāre, derivative of unattested vocītus, vocitus; (noun) derivative of the adjective

synonym study for void

3, 4. See empty.

OTHER WORDS FROM void

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British Dictionary definitions for void

void
/ (vɔɪd) /

adjective

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of void

voider, nounvoidness, noun

Word Origin for void

C13: from Old French vuide, from Vulgar Latin vocītus (unattested), from Latin vacuus empty, from vacāre to be empty
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Medical definitions for void

void
[ void ]

v.

To excrete body wastes.

adj.

Containing no matter; empty.
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Idioms and Phrases with void

void

see null and void.

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