ceno-, caeno-, keno-, ken-; -cenosis

(Greek: empty; removal [medical discharge or evacuation])

cenophobia (s) (noun), cenophobias (pl)
An unusual fear of empty rooms or barren spaces: It was quite strange that Janet always avoided areas where there were no buildings, no stores, no parks, no streets, and no furniture in any living quarters, and was therefore diagnosed by her doctor as suffering from cenophobia.
cenotaph, coenotaph (s) (noun); cenotaphs, coenotaphs (pl)
1. An empty tomb or sepulcher or a monument erected in honor of a deceased person whose body is located in some other place: A cenotaph was erected for those who were lost during the terrible storm at sea.
2. Etymology: from Greek kenotaphion; from kenos, "empty + taphos, "tomb".
cenotaphic (adjective), more cenotaphic, most cenotaphic
A descriptive word that refers to an empty burial or cemetery monument.
hydrocenosis (s) (noun), hydrocenoses (pl)
A procedure by which an abnormal serous fluid accumulation is drained from the body.
hypercenosis (s) (noun), hypercenoses (pl)
An excessive evacuation, as of the bowels.
kenomania, cenomania (s) (noun); kenomanias, cenomanias (pl)
A strong desire to be in open, barren, and empty places away from other people.
kenophobia (s) (noun), kenophobias (pl)
An abnormal dread of being in empty rooms, large areas and spaces, or in uninhabited wildernesses in nature: Janet always lived together with others and never alone because she had kenophobia and hated being in a apartment by herself.
kenosis (s) (noun), kenoses (pl)
1. According to Christian belief, Jesus Christ's act of partly giving up his divine status in order to become a man, as recorded in the Bible (Philippians 2:6-7).

In Christian theology, kenosis is the concept of the "self-emptying" of one's own will and becoming entirely receptive to God and His perfect will. It is used both as an explanation of the incarnation and an indication of the nature of God's activity and condescension.

The doctrine of kenosis attempts to explain what the Son of God chose to give up in terms of His divine attributes, or divinity, in order to assume human nature.

Since Jesus is simultaneously fully human and fully divine, kenosis explains that these changes were temporarily presented by God in His incarnation, and that when Jesus ascended back into heaven following His resurrection, He regained all of His original divinity.

—Primarily compiled from information located in
Holman Bible Dictionary; Holman Bible Publishers;
Nashville, Tennessee; 1991; pages 835- 836.
2. Etymology: from Greek kenōsis, "an emptying"; from heauton ekenōse, "emptied himself".
kenotic (adjective), more kenotic, most kenotic

According to the kenotic theory, when the Son of God was incarnated as Jesus of Nazareth, He "emptied himself" of some of His divine attributes; such as, omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence and lived for a period of time on Earth within the limitations of human existence.

The kenotic theory is an attempt to understand how Jesus could be both fully human and divine and it involves all of Jesus' human limitations without diminishing the reality of His deity.

—Compiled from information located in
Holman Bible Dictionary; Holman Bible Publishers;
Nashville, Tennessee; 1991; page 836.
lithocenosis (s) (noun), lithocenoses (pl)
The removal of crushed fragments of calculi from the bladder.

Links to related empty, vacant words Related "empty, vacant" word units: vacu-; void.