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divorce

di·vorce

divorce

 
 
pronunciation:
dih vors
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: the ending of a marriage as recognized by law.
similar words:
separation
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: divorced, divorces, divorcing
definition: to end a marriage by law.
He wants to divorce his wife.
antonyms:
unite, wed
similar words:
dissolve, separate, terminate, void
derivations: divorceable (adj.), divorcer (n.)
Word History
Divorce is from a Latin word that means "to separate", "leave one's husband," or "turn aside."
Word Builder: divorce +
  • divorced:
    no longer married because of divorce.
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