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ruin

ru·in

ruin

 
pronunciation:
ru ihn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: complete destruction.
The earth's rain forests are facing ruin.
synonyms:
decay, destruction
definition 2: (usually plural) the result or condition of such destruction.
After the flood, the house was in ruins.
 
synonyms:
debris, remains, wreckage
similar words:
destruction
definition 3: a complete breakdown of health or social standing.
Drug abuse led to the movie star's ruin.
antonyms:
success
similar words:
death
definition 4: the cause of destruction or damage.
Greed was his ruin.
similar words:
evil
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: ruined, ruining, ruins
definition 1: to bring to ruin; wreck.
An earthquake ruined the village.
synonyms:
destroy, devastate, wreck
antonyms:
rebuild, repair, restore
similar words:
blast, blight, break, bust, dash, shatter, smash, spoil, waste
definition 2: to bring ruin upon.
Betraying her friends ruined her in the end.
synonyms:
destroy, undo
similar words:
blast, break, corrupt, defeat, wreck
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  • ruined:
    wrecked; destroyed.