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Definition of riven adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [not before noun] riven (by/with something) (formal)
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  1. 1(of a group of people) divided because of disagreements, especially in a violent way a party riven by internal disputes
  2. 2(of an object) divided into two or more pieces The wood was riven with deep cracks.
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