An example of devoid is a desert having no water.
A novel devoid of wit and inventiveness.
Origin of devoid
- Middle English past participle of devoiden to remove, eliminate from Old French desvoidier des- de- voidier to empty (from voide empty void)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From obsolete Middle English verb devoiden, from Old French desvuidier (“to empty out”) (compare French dévider).