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Noun: ruining  roo-i-ning
  1. Destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
    - laying waste, ruin, ruination, wrecking
Verb: ruin  roo-in or roo-un
  1. Damage beyond use or repair
    "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up";
    - destroy, spifflicate, spiflicate
  2. Destroy or cause to fail
    "This behaviour will ruin your chances of winning the election"
  3. Reduce to bankruptcy
    "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to ruin me!";
    - bankrupt, break, smash
  4. Reduce to ruins
    "The country lay ruined after the war"
  5. Deprive of virginity
    "This dirty old man ruined several young girls in the village";
    - deflower
  6. Fall into ruin

Derived forms: ruinings

Type of: baffle, bilk, copulate, couple, cross, crumble, decay, desolate, destruction, devastate, devastation, dilapidate, foil, frustrate, impoverish, lay waste, lay waste to, mate, pair, queer, ravage, scotch, scourge, spoil, thwart, waste

Encyclopedia: Ruin, Iran