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Definitions of ruin:
  • noun:   a ruined building
    Example: "They explored several Roman ruins"
  • noun:   an event that results in destruction
  • noun:   an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
    Example: "You have brought ruin on this entire family"
  • noun:   destruction achieved by wrecking something
  • noun:   failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
  • noun:   the process of becoming dilapidated
  • verb:   destroy or cause to fail
    Example: "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
  • verb:   fall into ruin
  • verb:   reduce to ruins
    Example: "The country lay ruined after the war"
  • verb:   reduce to bankruptcy
  • verb:   deprive of virginity
  • verb:   destroy completely; damage irreparably
    Example: "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"

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