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Va*cu"i*ty (?), n. [L. vacuitas. See Vacuous.]


The quality or state of being vacuous, or not filled; emptiness; vacancy; as, vacuity of mind; vacuity of countenance.

Hunger is such a state of vacuity as to require a fresh supply of aliment. Arbuthnot.


Space unfilled or unoccupied, or occupied with an invisible fluid only; emptiness; void; vacuum.

A vacuity is interspersed among the particles of matter. Bentley.

God . . . alone can answer all our longings and fill every vacuity of our soul. Rogers.


Want of reality; inanity; nihility.


Their expectations will meet with vacuity. Glanvill.


© Webster 1913.

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