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Noun
The state or fact of being rendered nonexistent, physically unsound, or useless
“The situation was thought to spell electoral ruin for Labour.”
Noun
The physical destruction or disintegration of something or the state of disintegrating or being destroyed
“In Tolkien's world, evil is the antithesis of creativity, and is dependent on destruction and ruin for its basis.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
The disastrous disintegration of someone's life
“The court case has also spelled ruin for Whitehead, who now believes he will lose his job as head of business studies.”
Verb
To bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of
“A confrontation now would ruin all my plans.”
Verb
Reduce to a state of poverty
“Dreverhaven seemingly hinders him at every turn, undermining his successes out of spite, trying to break his will and ruin him financially.”
Verb
“A country that was ruined by decades of civil war.”
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