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ruin

noun (n)

  • an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction (noun.state)
    Synonym: ruination
    Example:
    You have brought ruin on this entire family.
    source: wordnet30
  • a ruined building (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    They explored several Roman ruins.
    source: wordnet30
  • the process of becoming dilapidated (noun.process)
    Synonym: dilapidation
    source: wordnet30
  • an event that results in destruction (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • failure that results in a loss of position or reputation (noun.event)
    Synonym: downfall, ruination
    source: wordnet30
  • destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of falling or tumbling down; fall. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • destroy completely; damage irreparably (verb.contact)
    Synonym: destroy
    Example:
    You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!.
    The tears ruined her make-up.
    source: wordnet30
  • destroy or cause to fail (verb.social)
    Example:
    This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election.
    source: wordnet30
  • reduce to bankruptcy (verb.possession)
    Synonym: bankrupt, break, smash
    source: wordnet30
  • reduce to ruins (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The country lay ruined after the war.
    source: wordnet30
  • deprive of virginity (verb.contact)
    Synonym: deflower
    source: wordnet30
  • fall into ruin (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • To bring to ruin; to cause to fall to pieces and decay; to make to perish; to bring to destruction; to bring to poverty or bankruptcy; to impair seriously; to damage essentially; to overthrow. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To fall to ruins; to go to ruin; to become decayed or dilapidated; to perish. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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