Definition of riven adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

riven

adjective
ˈrɪvn
 
; ˈrɪvn
 
 
[not before noun] riven (by/with something) (formal)1 (of a group of people) divided because of disagreements, especially in a violent waya party riven by internal disputes2 (of an object) divided into two or more piecesThe wood was riven with deep cracks.
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