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English definition of “divorce”

divorce

noun uk   /dɪˈvɔːs/ us    /-ˈvɔːrs/

divorce noun (PEOPLE)

B1 [C or U] an official or legal process to end a marriage: The last I heard they were getting a divorce. Divorce is on the increase. Ellie wants a divorce. What are the chances of a marriage ending in divorce?

divorce noun (SUBJECTS)

[C] formal a separation: Why is there such a divorce between the arts and the sciences in this country's schools?

divorce

verb uk   /dɪˈvɔːs/ us    /-ˈvɔːrs/

divorce verb (PEOPLE)

B2 [I or T] to end your marriage by an official or legal process: She's divorcing her husband.

divorce verb (SUBJECTS)

[T] to separate two subjects: How can you divorce the issues of environmental protection and overpopulation?
(Definition of divorce noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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