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void

noun uk   /vɔɪd/ us  
[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.Space - general wordsAreas of land in generalHoles, hollows and dips [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.Sadness and regret

void

adjective uk   /vɔɪd/ us  

void adjective (NOT ACCEPTABLE)

having no legal authority and therefore unacceptable: The lawyers declared the contract (null and) void.
See also
Court cases, orders and decisions

void adjective (WITHOUT)

void of literary without; lacking in: He's completely void of charm so far as I can see.Non-existence and not beingEmpty

void

verb [T] uk   /vɔɪd/ us  
to remove the legal force from something, such as a legal agreementCourt cases, orders and decisions
(Definition of void from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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