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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.

ruined

(ˈruːɪnd)
adj
destroyed or decayed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ruined - destroyed physically or morally
lost - spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed; "lost souls"; "a lost generation"; "a lost ship"; "the lost platoon"
2.ruined - doomed to extinctionruined - doomed to extinction      
unsuccessful - not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome
3.ruined - brought to ruin; "after the revolution the aristocracy was finished"; "the unsuccessful run for office left him ruined politically and economically"
destroyed - spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind"

ruined

Translations
rozpadlýzničenýzřícený
forfalden
elpusztult
eyîilagîursem er í niîurníîslu
rozpadnutýzrútený
berbat olmuşharapviran

ruined

[ˈruːɪnd] ADJ [building] → en ruinas; [reputation, career, life] → arruinado; [hopes] → defraudado; [plans] → frustrado

ruined

[ˈruːɪnd] adj [building] → en ruine

ruined

adj
buildingin Ruinen pred, → zerfallen; cityin Ruinen pred; he visited ruined Warsawer besuchte das zerstörte or das in Ruinen liegende Warschau
(= wrecked) economyzugrunde or zu Grunde gerichtet, ruiniert; careerruiniert
(financially) → ruiniert, erledigt

ruined

[ˈruːɪnd] adj (person) → rovinato/a; (castle) → in rovina

ruin

(ˈruːin) noun
1. a broken, collapsed or decayed state. the ruin of a city.
2. a cause of collapse, decay etc. Drink was his ruin.
3. financial disaster; complete loss of money. The company is facing ruin.
verb
1. to cause ruin to. The scandal ruined his career.
2. to spoil; to treat too indulgently. You are ruining that child!
ˌruiˈnation noun
ˈruined adjective
1. collapsed; decayed. ruined houses.
2. completely spoiled. My dress is ruined!
ˈruins noun plural
collapsed and decayed buildings. the ruins of the castle.
in ruins
in a ruined state. The town lay in ruins.
References in classic literature ?
Almost immediately upon his return to the village Tarzan commenced making preparations for leading an expedition in search of the ruined city of gold which old Waziri had described to him.
On several occasions Tarzan had thought that he discerned things moving behind the ruined portions of the wall near to them, as though creatures were watching them from behind the bulwarks of the ancient pile.
Here I found some young onions, a couple of gladiolus bulbs, and a quantity of immature carrots, all of which I secured, and, scrambling over a ruined wall, went on my way through scarlet and crimson trees towards Kew-- it was like walking through an avenue of gigantic blood drops--possessed with two ideas: to get more food, and to limp, as soon and as far as my strength permitted, out of this accursed unearthly region of the pit.
As the water spread the weed followed them, until the ruined villas of the Thames valley were for a time lost in this red swamp, whose margin I explored, and much of the desolation the Martians had caused was concealed.
Her story would be too long to tell, but the end of it was that she had been ruined by hard riding, and was now turned off to see what rest would do.
But you would have to say good-bye to all your own people and come and be my constant companion in this ruined castle.
For the love of God be more careful of yourself, or you will be ruined.
My foible was patriotism; I was ruined by the baneful habit of trying to serve my country.
It was plain that the Russian nest was ruined and destroyed, but in place of the Russian order of life that had been destroyed, Pierre unconsciously felt that a quite different, firm, French order had been established over this ruined nest.
Tulliver's grandfather had been heard to say that he was descended from one Ralph Tulliver, a wonderfully clever fellow, who had ruined himself.
He seized her in his arms, and said with a hasty voice, "We're ruined, Mary.
A great deal more of what the gentleman with the gray whiskers said to show in what way Russia was ruined by the emancipation struck him indeed as very true, new to him, and quite incontestable.