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divorced

adjective
     
Related topics: Law, Family
di‧vorced
1SSFSCL no longer married to your wife or husband:
Are you married, single, or divorced?
a divorced woman
divorced from
Anne is divorced from Simon's father.
My parents are getting divorced.
2 separate from and not connected in any way to an idea, subject etc
divorced from
His ideas are completely divorced from reality.
WORD FOCUS: married WORD FOCUS: married
single not married
divorced
if you are divorced, you have officially ended your marriage to someone
engaged
if you are engaged to be married, you have formally agreed to marry someone in the future
widowed
if you are widowed, your husband or wife has died
be living together
to be living as a couple in the same house without being married
spouse
formal the person you are married to
partner
your husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend
marital status
whether you are single or married - used on official forms


See also
married

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