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divine

adjective uk   us   /dɪˈvaɪn/

divine adjective (GOD-LIKE)

connected with a god, or like a god: Some fans seem to regard the players as divine beings. divine intervention (= help from God) Just because you've been promoted that doesn't give you a divine right (= one like that of a god) to tell us all what to do.

divine adjective (SPLENDID)

old-fashioned extremely good, pleasant, or enjoyable: We had a perfectly divine time in Switzerland. Their new house is quite divine!
divinely
adverb uk   us   /-li/

divine

verb uk   us   /dɪˈvaɪn/ formal

divine verb (GUESS)

[T] to guess something: [+ that] I divined from his grim expression that the news was not good.

divine verb (SEARCH)

[I or T] to search for water or minerals underground by holding horizontally in your hands a Y-shaped rod or stick, the end of which suddenly points down slightly when water or minerals are below it: a divining rod
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