Origin of devoidME, origin, originally past participle of devoiden, to put away from Old French desvuidier from des- (L dis-), from + vuidier: see void
A room devoid of furniture.
An example of devoid is a desert having no water.
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).
- When he finally lifted his head and spoke to Adrienne, his voice was devoid of any emotion.
- Most of the time his tone was devoid of any emotion.
- Again the question was devoid of implication.
- The eyes are devoid of lids.
- In the same way we can never imagine the action of a man quite devoid of freedom and entirely subject to the law of inevitability.