divorce

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Noun[change]

Singular
divorce

Plural
divorces

  1. Divorce is the legal ending of a marriage.
    Did you know that Richard and Sarah got a divorce?
  2. A separation of connected things.
    There is a geographic divorce between the United States and Mexico.

Verb[change]

Plain form
divorce

Third-person singular
divorces

Past tense
divorced

Past participle
divorced

Present participle
divorcing

  1. (transitive) To divorce is to legally end a marriage between two people.
    The captain of a ship can marry couples, but cannot divorce them.
  2. (transitive) If you divorce someone, you end your marriage to them.
    Lucy divorced Steve when she found that he had been unfaithful.
  3. (transitive) To separate something that was connected.
    The smaller group voted to divorce itself from the larger one.
  4. (intransitive) To get a legal divorce.
    Edna and Simon divorced last year; he got the house, and she got the business.