• The sediments are almost barren (or devoid) of organic content.
• In semiconductors at sufficiently low temperatures, the conduction band is empty (or devoid) of electrons.
• What was left after combustion was completely lacking in oxygen and could burn no more.
• The rock and iron which forms the main body of the Earth was once stripped (or deprived, or depleted) of volatiles.
• The carbon atom has been stripped of three electrons.