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English definition of “divorce”

divorce

verb [I/T]  /dɪˈvɔrs, -ˈvoʊrs/ us  
to cause a marriage to a husband or wife to end by an official or legal process, or to have a marriage ended in this way: [T] Ford divorced his wife, Anne, in 1964, and married Cristina a year later. [T] They didn’t get divorced (= end their marriage legally) until 2007.
divorce
noun [C/U]  /dɪˈvɔrs, -ˈvoʊrs/ us  
[C] Both of them agreed to the divorce.
(Definition of divorce verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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