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Definition of divorce verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    divorce

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//dɪˈvɔːs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈvɔːrs//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they divorce
    BrE BrE//dɪˈvɔːs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈvɔːrs//
     
    he / she / it divorces
    BrE BrE//dɪˈvɔːsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈvɔːrsɪz//
     
    past simple divorced
    BrE BrE//dɪˈvɔːs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈvɔːrs//
     
    past participle divorced
    BrE BrE//dɪˈvɔːs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈvɔːrs//
     
    -ing form divorcing
    BrE BrE//dɪˈvɔːsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈvɔːrsɪŋ//
     
    Separation
     
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  1. 1  [transitive, intransitive] divorce (somebody) to end your marriage to somebody legally They're getting divorced. She's divorcing her husband. I'd heard they're divorcing. See related entries: Separation
  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.
  3. Extra examples He lived in a world of his own, increasingly divorced from reality. The word has become utterly divorced from its original meaning. He argues that morality cannot be divorced from religion. I’d heard they’re divorcing. She’s divorcing her husband.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: divorce

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