from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Completely lacking; destitute or empty: a novel devoid of wit and inventiveness.
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- adj. empty; having none of; completely without
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To empty out; to remove.
- adj. Void; empty; vacant.
- adj. Destitute; not in possession; -- with of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To avoid; leave; depart from.
- To do away; put aside; destroy.
- Empty; vacant; void.
- Destitute; not possessing; lacking: with of: as, devoid of understanding.
- Synonyms Void, etc. See vacant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. completely wanting or lacking
Middle English, past participle of devoiden, to remove, eliminate, from Old French desvoidier : des-, de- + voidier, to empty (from voide, empty; see void).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)