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riven

[riv-uh n] /ˈrɪv ən/
verb
1.
a past participle of rive.
adjective
2.
rent or split apart.
3.
split radially, as a log.
Related forms
unriven, adjective
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riven

adj.

"split, cloven, rent," c.1300, past participle adjective from rive "to tear, rend."

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