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null and void

Cliché without legal force; having no legal effect. The court declared the law to be null and void. The millionaire's will was null and void because it was unsigned.
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fill the void

also fill a void
to replace or provide something necessary It is impossible to fill the void left by my sister's death.
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fill a/the void

to replace something important that you have lost, or to provide something important that you need The country needs a strong leader to help fill the void left by the death of the president. Religion helped me fill a void in my life.
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null and void

Canceled, invalid, as in The lease is now null and void. This phrase is actually redundant, since null means "void," that is, "ineffective." It was first recorded in 1669.
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Data were collected to measure the void content after reflow using x-ray imaging (FIGURE 3).
The steel voids are quicker to set-up and because they collapse, it's easier to strip the product.
The strategy adopted by landlords for covering voids continues to vary depending on portfolio size.
Void 2 is the case with graphite voids close to each other and interacted, so their effective area [A.
The nighttime void volumes of people with an overactive bladder or primary insomnia were each significantly lower than controls, in an unexpected finding from a small pilot study.
Insufficient plastic can be a main reason for sinks or voids so try packing more plastic into the cavity to see if that helps.
But when the cathode is masked with a thin film material containing a very small void of material (a hole or anomaly), an electrical cathode electrode point is masked out on the grounded cathode.
The edges are use for applying a cleanser and water to the skin cleaning aid to at least partially fill the number of parallel voids in the skin cleansing aid with a lather formed by the cleanser and water.
Voids in the electroless copper deposit occur for a variety of reasons.
I need to void a check and I'm not sure which way is best.
J Gerontol Nurs 2000;26:5-13), other good indicators that prompted voiding will be successful are that the resident generally voids four or fewer times during the day, appropriately uses the toile more than 66% of the time during the first three days of prompted voiding, voids n toileting receptacles at least 50% of the time on the first day of prompted voiding, can void successfully when giver toileting assistance, can ambulate independently, has a maximum voided volume of more than 1,500 cc, and has a residual after voiding less than 100 cc.
Finally, his "Spazi di ferro" (lion spaces), 1988-93, investigate the spatial relationships between solids and voids.
Likewise, other dwarf galaxies in the cosmic web's voids may also have just popped into existence.
And the Senate kept no record of those proceedings - a decision that Hutchison said ``left us with a lot of voids, a lot of voids in the record, voids in the precedent.