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Definition of divine verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they divine
    he / she / it divines
    past simple divined
    -ing form divining
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  1. 1[transitive] divine what, whether, etc… divine something (formal) to find out something by guessing She could divine what he was thinking just by looking at him.
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] divine (something) to search for underground water using a stick in the shape of a Y, called adivining rod
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