Definition of Ruin

1. Noun. An irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction. "You have brought ruin on this entire family"

Exact synonyms: Ruination
Generic synonyms: Desolation, Devastation
Derivative terms: Ruinous



2. Verb. Destroy completely; damage irreparably. "The tears ruined her make-up"

3. Noun. A ruined building. "They explored several Roman ruins"
Generic synonyms: Building, Edifice

4. Verb. Destroy or cause to fail. "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
Generic synonyms: Baffle, Bilk, Cross, Foil, Frustrate, Queer, Scotch, Spoil, Thwart
Specialized synonyms: Undo, Break, Shipwreck
Derivative terms: Ruiner

5. Noun. The process of becoming dilapidated.
Exact synonyms: Dilapidation
Generic synonyms: Decay
Derivative terms: Dilapidate

6. Verb. Reduce to bankruptcy. "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"
Exact synonyms: Bankrupt, Break, Smash
Generic synonyms: Impoverish
Derivative terms: Bankruptcy

7. Noun. An event that results in destruction.
Exact synonyms: Ruination
Generic synonyms: Demolition, Destruction, Wipeout
Specialized synonyms: Desolation, Devastation, Shipwreck
Derivative terms: Ruinous

8. Verb. Reduce to ruins. "The country lay ruined after the war"
Generic synonyms: Desolate, Devastate, Lay Waste To, Ravage, Scourge, Waste
Derivative terms: Ruination, Ruiner, Ruining

9. Noun. Failure that results in a loss of position or reputation.
Exact synonyms: Downfall, Ruination
Generic synonyms: Failure
Specialized synonyms: Finish

10. Verb. Deprive of virginity. "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"
Exact synonyms: Deflower
Generic synonyms: Copulate, Couple, Mate, Pair
Derivative terms: Defloration, Defloration

11. Noun. Destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined.
Exact synonyms: Laying Waste, Ruination, Ruining, Wrecking
Generic synonyms: Destruction, Devastation
Derivative terms: Wreck

12. Verb. Fall into ruin.
Generic synonyms: Crumble, Decay, Dilapidate

Definition of Ruin

1. n. The act of falling or tumbling down; fall.

2. v. t. To bring to ruin; to cause to fall to pieces and decay; to make to perish; to bring to destruction; to bring to poverty or bankruptcy; to impair seriously; to damage essentially; to overthrow.

3. v. i. To fall to ruins; to go to ruin; to become decayed or dilapidated; to perish.

Definition of Ruin

1. Noun. construction withered by time. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being a ruin, destroyed or decayed. ¹

3. Noun. Something which leads to serious troubles. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to cause the ruin of. ¹

5. Verb. To destroy or make something no longer be able to be for good use. ¹

6. Verb. To mess up the plans or progress of, or to put into disarray; to spoil. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ruin

1. to destroy [v -ED, -ING, -S] : RUINABLE [adj] - See also: destroy

Medical Definition of Ruin

1. To fall to ruins; to go to ruin; to become decayed or dilapidated; to perish. "Though he his house of polished marble build, yet shall it ruin like the moth's frail cell." (Sandys) "If we are idle, and disturb the industrious in their business, we shall ruin the faster." (Locke) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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