What is the difference between devoid and void?
"Devoid" is always used as an adjective, while "void" can be used as an adjective, a verb, or a noun. As adjectives, "void" and "devoid" mean basically the same. "Void" means empty; "devoid" means empty, but only after something has been taken away. "Devoid" is usually followed by "of."
Example: After her husband's death, her life seemed to be devoid of meaning.
Noun: an empty space, a vacancy
Verb: to empty, to clear
Adjective: empty, vacant, unoccupied