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English adjective: void

1. void lacking any legal or binding force

SamplesNull and void.



Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


2. void containing nothing

SamplesThe earth was without form, and void.



English noun: void

1. void (state) the state of nonexistence

Synonymsnihility, nothingness, nullity

Broader (hypernym)nonentity, nonexistence

Narrower (hyponym)thin air

2. void (shape) an empty area or space

SamplesThe huge desert voids.
The emptiness of outer space.
Without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum.

Synonymsemptiness, vacancy, vacuum

Broader (hypernym)space

English verb: void

1. void (social) declare invalid

SamplesThe contract was annulled.
Void a plea.

Synonymsannul, avoid, invalidate, nullify, quash

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cancel, strike down

Narrower (hyponym)break, stet

Antonymsvalidate, formalise, formalize

2. void (change) clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place or receptacle) of something

SamplesThe chemist voided the glass bottle.
The concert hall was voided of the audience.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)empty

3. void (change) take away the legal force of or render ineffective

SamplesInvalidate a contract.

Synonymsinvalidate, vitiate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


4. void (body) excrete or discharge from the body

Synonymsempty, evacuate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)egest, eliminate, excrete, pass

Narrower (hyponym)suction

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