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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Ruin \Ru"in\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ruined;p. pr. & vb. n.
Ruining.] [Cf. F. ruiner, LL. ruinare. See Ruin, n.]
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
this mortal house I'll ruin. --Shak.
By thee raised, I ruin all my foes. --Milton.
The eyes of other people are the eyes that ruin us.
By the fireside there are old men seated,
Seeling ruined cities in the ashes. --Longfellow.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: destroyed physically or morally [syn: destroyed,
2: doomed to extinction [syn: done for(p), ruined, sunk,
3: brought to ruin; "after the revolution the aristocracy was
finished"; "the unsuccessful run for office left him ruined
politically and economically" [syn: finished, ruined]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
125 Moby Thesaurus words for "ruined":
all up with, ausgespielt, bankrupt, battered, beat, beat-up,
beaten, beaten up, bested, beyond recall, beyond remedy, blasted,
blighted, botched, broke, broken, broken-down, busted, confounded,
crumbling, cureless, decrepit, defeated, derelict, desolated,
destitute, destroyed, devastated, dilapidated, discomfited,
done for, done in, down, down-and-out, dusty, failed, fallen,
finished, fixed, floored, fusty, gone, gone to pot, gone to seed,
hors de combat, immedicable, in receivership, in ruins,
incorrigible, incurable, inoperable, insolvent, irreclaimable,
irrecoverable, irredeemable, irreformable, irremediable,
irreparable, irretrievable, irreversible, irrevocable, kaput,
lambasted, lathered, licked, lost, marred, mildewed, moldering,
moldy, moss-grown, moth-eaten, musty, on the rocks, on the skids,
outdone, overborne, overcome, overmastered, overmatched,
overpowered, overridden, overthrown, overturned, overwhelmed,
panicked, past hope, past praying for, put to rout, ramshackle,
ravaged, remediless, routed, ruinous, run-down, rusty, scattered,
settled, silenced, skinned, skinned alive, slummy, spoiled, spoilt,
stale, stampeded, terminal, time-scarred, timeworn, tottery,
trimmed, trounced, tumbledown, undone, unmitigable, unrelievable,
unsalvable, unsalvageable, upset, wasted, whelmed, whipped, worn,
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