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Etymology edit

From obsolete Middle English verb devoiden, from Old French desvuidier (to empty out) (compare French dévider).

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  • IPA(key): /dɪˈvɔɪd/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔɪd

Adjective edit

devoid (not comparable)

  1. Completely without; having none of.
    Synonyms: empty, vacant
    I went searching for a knife, but the kitchen was devoid of anything sharper than a spoon.
    • 1960 July, “New Eastern Region diesel depot at Finsbury Park”, in Trains Illustrated, pages 422–423:
      The shed, a steel-framed structure with a single-span roof devoid of intermediate support, is exceptionally well-lit by continuous glazing on the roof and along much of the sides, while there is fluorescent roof lighting for night work.

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Verb edit

devoid (third-person singular simple present devoids, present participle devoiding, simple past and past participle devoided)

  1. (obsolete) To empty out; to remove.
    The child will devoid the garbage after he devours his sandwich.

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