ruiner

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ru·in

(ro͞o′ĭn)
n.
1. often ruins
a. The state of being physically destroyed, collapsed, or decayed: The castle fell into ruin.
b. The state of being extensively harmed or damaged: Our vacation plans are in ruins.
c. Poverty of bankruptcy: Their decision brought the bank to ruin.
2.
a. often ruins A destroyed, collapsed, or decayed building or other physical entity: the ruins of the old mill.
b. One that has been extensively damaged or harmed: He is a ruin of his former self.
3. A cause of destruction or irreparable harm or loss: Gambling will be his ruin.
tr.v. ru·ined, ru·in·ing, ru·ins
1. To cause (a building, for example) to be in a destroyed, collapsed, or decayed state.
2.
a. To harm or damage the quality or value of (something) irreparably: A bad diet ruined his health.
b. To harm or damage the enjoyment or experience of (something) greatly: ruined the movie by talking throughout it; ruined the book by giving away the ending.
3. To reduce to poverty or bankruptcy: Bad loans ruined the banker.

[Middle English ruine, from Old French, from Latin ruīna, from ruere, to rush, collapse.]

ru′in·a·ble adj.
ru′in·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ruiner - a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste toruiner - a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to; "a destroyer of the environment"; "jealousy was his undoer"; "uprooters of gravestones"
annihilator - a total destroyer
bad person - a person who does harm to others
iconoclast, image breaker - a destroyer of images used in religious worship
diversionist, saboteur, wrecker - someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
vandal - someone who willfully destroys or defaces property
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I observed Indian ruins in several parts of the Cordillera: the most perfect which I saw, were the Ruinas de Tambillos, in the Uspallata Pass.
Ademas, en escaso el arribo en Cancun Punta Nizuc, Valentin, Vidanta, Punta Maroma, Punta Bete, Xcalacoco, Playacar ZH, Maya, Xpu-ha, Kantenah, Akumal, Tulum Ruinas, Tulum ZH Norte, Tulum ZH Sur, Isla de la Pasion, Cozumel Norte, Cozumel Muelle, El Cielo y Punta Sur.
En la serie, las ruinas de este anfiteatro romano de la epoca de Adriano (s.
Os teatros como o Sete de Abril, de Pelotas, e o Prezewodowsky, de Itaqui, sao os poucos que permanecem hoje em pe, ainda que em ruinas, conservando os marcos de uma polarizacao do Brasil e dos paises do Prata.
Para ayudar a superar la crisis hemos de aprender a escuchar la voz del Espiritu en nuestro interior, entrar en las ruinas y mirar a Cristo, ser capaces de despojarnos de nuestras seguridades, e ingresar en la logica de la donacion gratuita.
Guillermo Espinosa Estrada ENTRE UN CAOS DE RUINAS APENAS VISIBLES Ciudad de Mexico, Antilope, 2017, 150 pp.
Detras de el no estaba la patria, sino una casa en ruinas con una familia disfuncional, cuyos padres, los sucesores de quienes la fundaron y la hicieron posible, no dejan de destruirla, de robarnos, de golpearnos, de explotarnos, de vender nuestros bienes, de sumirnos en la desolacion, el terror y el abandono.
Nao sendo ruinas historicas, no sentido estrito do termo, sua importancia nao diminui por isso, uma vez que sua historicidade reside na sua existencia como testemunhos de um processo de abandono tipico de exploracoes imobiliarias dos grandes centros urbanos.
RESUMO | Ruinas e espacos abandonados sao presencas ubiquas nas cidades contemporaneas.
Es interesante comprobar la evolucion paralela de estas tres propuestas, siguiendo la linea de quitar importancia al foco conmemorativo para no restar protagonismo a las ruinas. Y ello presumiblemente provocado por lo problematico del acontecimiento conmemorado y la experiencia directa de los restos del campo de exterminio.
La forma de las ruinas. Bogota: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.S.