from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of ruining or the condition of being ruined.
  • noun A cause of ruin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of ruinating, or the state of being ruinated; ruin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of ruining, or the state of being ruined.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being ruined, a state of devastation or destruction.
  • noun The act of ruining or wrecking.
  • noun The cause of being ruined, destroyed or lost.
  • noun A loss of reputation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
  • noun an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
  • noun failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
  • noun an event that results in destruction


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