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[eks nahy-uh-loh, nee-uh-] /ˌɛks ˈnaɪ ə loʊ, ˈni ə-/

adverb, adjective, Latin.
out of nothing; from nothing.

Latin, literally “out of nothing,” from ex “out of” (see ex-) + nihilo, ablative of nihil “nothing” (see nil).


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