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.

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

1. lacking, wanting, destitute, bereft, barren. Unabridged
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devoid (dɪˈvɔɪd)
adj (foll by of)
destitute or void (of); free (from)
[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 & History

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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Example sentences
Some parts of the park have become empty forests, devoid of wildlife.
This part strikes me as not devoid of attitude.
Much of the ecoregion lies beneath glaciers and ice fields, so it is mostly
  devoid of vegetation.
It gives an equal voice to states that are almost devoid of voters.
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