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Definition of divorce verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they divorce
    he / she / it divorces
    past simple divorced
    -ing form divorcing
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] divorce (somebody) to end your marriage to someone legally They're getting divorced. She's divorcing her husband. I'd heard they're divorcing.
  2. 2[transitive, often passive] divorce somebody/something from something (formal) to separate, a person, an idea, a subject, etc. from something; to keep two things separate They believed that art should be divorced from politics. When he was depressed, he felt utterly divorced from reality.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: divorce

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