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divorce

2 verb
     
Related topics: Law, Family
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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.
3 [transitive] to stop being involved in an activity, organization, situation etc
divorce yourself from something
Our society has divorced itself from religion.

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