[nahy-hil-i-tee, nee-] /naɪˈhɪl ɪ ti, ni-/

nothingness; nonexistence.
the state or condition of being nothing; nothingness; nullity

1670s, from Medieval Latin nihilitas, from nihil “nothing at all” (see nil).


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