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Noun
The state or fact of being rendered nonexistent, physically unsound, or useless
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“The momentum of the building's ruin gathers and accelerates, blowing out beams as everything crumples toward the ground.”
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The state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective,
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“A lack of dedication and commitment would ultimately bring about his ruin.”
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A cause of misfortune or misery
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“His lack of self-confidence has been his ruin.”
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The remains of a building, typically an old one that has suffered much damage or disintegration
“You may even want to visit the beautiful Mayan ruin of Tikal in nearby Guatemala at the same time.”
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The disastrous disintegration of someone's life
“The court case has also spelled ruin for Whiteman, who will likely lose his job as head of the company.”
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Physical harm that impairs the value, usefulness, or normal function of something
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(in Christian theology) A state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unrepentant person passes after death
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A stripping or plundering
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A decisive defeat
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Severe suffering, difficulty or privation
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A feeling of unease or embarrassment; awkwardness
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The felony of, as a man, inducing a previously chaste unmarried female to engage in sexual intercourse on a promise of marriage
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Old object
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Unfair or inadequate treatment of someone or something or an instance of this
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To bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of
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“The miners feared that the explosion would ruin the salt mine and destroy their livelihood.”
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To reduce to a state of poverty
“Dreverhaven seemingly hinders him at every turn, trying to break his will and ruin him financially.”
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To lower in character, dignity, or quality
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To cook for too long or at too high a temperature
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To treat with great or excessive care
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To interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations
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To stop living
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To rob by the use of trickery or threats
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To use up carelessly
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Prepare food, usually using heat
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