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American English: /dəˈvɔɪd/
British English: /dɪˈvɔɪd/


  • (predicative) [formal]to be devoid of something
    carecer de algo
    she is utterly devoid of imagination
    carece totalmente de imaginación
    a speech devoid of content
    un discurso carente de contenido [formal]
    Example sentences
    • Their comeback might even be viewed as a sign that the Govan men are not entirely devoid of ruthlessness.
    • It shows the artist hard at work in his studio, a room entirely devoid of visual stimulation.
    • The only problem with these theories is that they are entirely devoid of evidence.

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