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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ruin  \Ru"in\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ruined};p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ruining}.]  [Cf.  F.  ruiner,  LL  ruinare.  See  {Ruin},  n.] 
  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. 
 
  this  mortal  house  I'll  ruin.  --Shak. 
 
  By  thee  raised,  I  ruin  all  my  foes.  --Milton. 
 
  The  eyes  of  other  people  are  the  eyes  that  ruin  us 
  --Franklin. 
 
  By  the  fireside  there  are  old  men  seated,  Seeling 
  ruined  cities  in  the  ashes.  --Longfellow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ruined 
  adj  1:  destroyed  physically  or  morally  [syn:  {destroyed}] 
  2:  doomed  to  extinction  [syn:  {done  for(p)},  {sunk},  {undone}, 
  {washed-up}] 
  3:  brought  to  ruin;  "after  the  revolution  the  aristocracy  was 
  finished";  "the  unsuccessful  run  for  office  left  him 
  ruined  politically  and  economically"  [syn:  {finished}] 
  4:  made  uninhabitable;  "upon  this  blasted  heath"-  Shakespeare; 
  "a  wasted  landscape"  [syn:  {blasted},  {desolate},  {desolated}, 
  {devastated},  {ravaged},  {wasted}] 




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