- The definition of devoid is lacking or without.
An example of devoid is a desert having no water.
A room devoid of furniture.
Origin of devoidMiddle English origin, originally past participle of devoiden, to put away ; from Old French desvuidier ; from des- (L dis-), from + vuidier: see void
Origin of devoidMiddle English, past participle of devoiden, to remove, eliminate, from Old French desvoidier : des-, de- + voidier, to empty (from voide, empty; see void).
(third-person singular simple present devoids, present participle devoiding, simple past and past participle devoided)
- (obsolete) To empty out; to remove.
From obsolete Middle English verb devoiden, from Old French desvuidier (“to empty out”) (compare French dévider).