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ruin
Part of Speech: noun
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2. Such a change of anything as destroys it, or entirely defeats its object, or unfits it for use; destruction; overthrow; as, the ruin of a ship or an army; the ruin of a constitution or a government; the ruin of health or hopes.
4. The state of being dcayed, or of having become ruined or worthless; as, to be in ruins; to go to ruin.
5. That which promotes injury, decay, or destruction.
6. 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.
Part of Speech: verb
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