void ADJECTIVE 1) not valid or legally binding. 2) completely empty. 3) (void of) free from; lacking.
NOUN a completely empty space.
VERB 1) chiefly N. Amer. declare to be not valid or legally binding. 2) discharge or drain away (water, gases, etc.). 3) chiefly Medicine excrete (waste matter).
DERIVATIVES voidable adjective.
ORIGIN Old French vuide; related to Latin vacare 'vacate' .

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