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1. Containing no matter; empty.
2. Not occupied; unfilled.
3. Completely lacking; devoid: void of understanding. See Synonyms at empty.
4. Ineffective; useless.
5. Having no legal force or validity; null: a contract rendered void.
6. Games Lacking cards of a particular suit in a dealt hand.
a. An empty space.
b. A vacuum.
2. An open space or a break in continuity; a gap.
3. A feeling or state of emptiness, loneliness, or loss.
4. Games Absence of cards of a particular suit in a dealt hand: a void in hearts.
v. void·ed, void·ing, voids
1. To take out (the contents of something); empty.
2. To excrete (body wastes).
3. To leave; vacate.
4. To make void or of no validity; invalidate: issued a new passport and voided the old one.
To excrete body wastes.

[Middle English, from Old French voide, feminine of voit, from Vulgar Latin *vocitus, alteration of Latin vacīvus, vocīvus, variant of vacuus, from vacāre, to be empty; see euə- in Indo-European roots.]

void′er n.


(Medicine) med the discharging of waste matter from the body
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.voiding - the bodily process of discharging waste mattervoiding - the bodily process of discharging waste matter
defecation, laxation, shitting - the elimination of fecal waste through the anus
expelling, discharge, emission - any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus"
incontinence, incontinency - involuntary urination or defecation
micturition, urination - the discharge of urine
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Timed or scheduled voiding empties the bladder before incontinence can occur and limits the amount of urine in the bladder affected by stress movements.
Combining scheduled voiding with fluid management principles helps the patient avoid reaching a bladder volume at which an episode of incontinence becomes more likely.
Interventions for functional incontinence include physical rehabilitation, use of assistive devices, space planning/furniture rearrangement, use of a bedside commode, assistance with transfers, elimination of chemical/physical restraints, treatment of depression, scheduled voiding times, decreased intake of fluids at night, and discontinuation of or change of dosing time for diuretics.