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Noun
The act or state of destroying or being destroyed, especially completely
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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,
“A lack of dedication and commitment would ultimately bring about his ruin.”
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A cause of misfortune or misery
“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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A great and sudden disaster or misfortune
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The state of being insolvent
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A stripping or plundering
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Severe suffering, difficulty or privation
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A feeling of unease or embarrassment
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Old object
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An unjust act, treatment or occurrence
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To completely destroy or devastate
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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 cause damage to, or have a diminishing effect on
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To cause to fail
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To ruin something, especially through incompetence
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To debase or destroy the moral purity of
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To cause to become physically weaker
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To engage in carnal activity with
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To treat with great care, attention or indulgence
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To cook for too long or at too high a temperature
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To interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations
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To die or cease living
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To cause disorder in
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To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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To make hurtful and untrue comments about
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To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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