from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Completely lacking; destitute or empty: a novel devoid of wit and inventiveness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. empty; having none of; completely without

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Void; empty; vacant.
  • adj. Destitute; not in possession; -- with of
  • transitive v. To empty out; to remove.

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


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, past participle of devoiden, to remove, eliminate, from Old French desvoidier : des-, de- + voidier, to empty (from voide, empty; see void).


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