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devoid

[dih-void] /dɪˈvɔɪd/
adjective
1.
not possessing, untouched by, void, or destitute (usually followed by of).
verb (used with object)
2.
to deplete or strip of some quality or substance:
imprisonment that devoids a person of humanity.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English, orig. past participle < Anglo-French, for Old French desvuidier to empty out, equivalent to des- dis-1 + vuidier to empty, void
Synonyms
1. lacking, wanting, destitute, bereft, barren.
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British Dictionary definitions for de-void

devoid

/dɪˈvɔɪd/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) foll by of. destitute or void (of); free (from)
Word Origin
C15: originally past participle of devoid (vb) to remove, from Old French devoidier, from de-de- + voider to void
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Word Origin and History for de-void
devoid
early 14c., shortening of devoided, pp. of obsolete devoiden "remove, void, vacate," from O.Fr. devoider, from des- "out, away" + voider "to empty," from voide "empty" (see void).
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