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  Definition of ruin
  1. destruction achieved by wrecking something
  2. a ruined building; "they explored several Roman ruins"
  3. failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
  4. an event that results in destruction
  5. the process of becoming dilapidated
  6. an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family"
  7. fall into ruin
  8. deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"
  9. destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
  10. reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war"
  11. reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter''s fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"
  12. destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
Similar Words: laying waste, ruining, ruination, wrecking, downfall, dilapidation, deflower, destroy, bankrupt, break, smash

 

Hyponyms: finish, devastation, desolation, shipwreck, burn, fire, burn down, lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge, harry, break, bust, vandalize, vandalise, do a job on, subvert, get, devour, rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder, explode, consume, bust up, wreck, wrack, kick in, kick down, wash out, undo

 

Derivational Morphology: bust up, wreck, wrack, destroy, dilapidate, dilapidation, defloration, laying waste, ruining, ruination, wrecking, destroyer, ruiner, undoer, waster, uprooter, destruction, demolition, wipeout, devastation, guided missile destroyer, bankruptcy, failure, downfall

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 毀滅   Danish: ruin  
Dutch: ruïne   Estonian: vare  
Finnish: raunio   French: ruine  
German: Ruine   Italian: diruto  
Japanese: 破壊   Korean: 붕괴  
Portuguese: ruína   Russian: гибель  
Spanish: ruina   Swedish: ruin  
 
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