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void

noun uk   us   /vɔɪd/
[C usually singular] a large hole or empty space: She stood at the edge of the chasm and stared into the void. Before Einstein, space was regarded as a formless void. [S] a feeling of unhappiness because someone or something is missing: They tried to describe their attempts to fill the void left by their son's death.

void

adjective uk   us   /vɔɪd/

void adjective (NOT ACCEPTABLE)

having no legal authority and therefore unacceptable: The lawyers declared the contract (null and) void.
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void adjective (WITHOUT)

void of literary without; lacking in: He's completely void of charm so far as I can see.

void

verb [T] uk   us   /vɔɪd/
to remove the legal force from something, such as a legal agreement
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