1 [intransitive and transitive]SSFSCL
if someone divorces their husband or wife, or if two people divorce, they legally end their marriage [↪ separate]:
David's parents divorced when he was six.
My father threatened to divorce her.
2 [transitive] formal
to separate two ideas, subjects etc completely
divorce something from something
It is difficult to divorce sport from politics.
to stop being involved in an activity, organization, situation etc
divorce yourself from something
Our society has divorced itself from religion.