Half-ruined



[roo-in] /ˈru ɪn/

noun
1.
ruins, the remains of a building, city, etc., that has been destroyed or that is in disrepair or a state of decay:
We visited the ruins of ancient Greece.
2.
a destroyed or decayed building, town, etc.
3.
a fallen, wrecked, or decayed condition:
The building fell to ruin.
4.
the downfall, decay, or destruction of anything.
5.
the complete loss of health, means, position, hope, or the like.
6.
something that causes a downfall or destruction; blight:
Alcohol was his ruin.
7.
the downfall of a person; undoing:
the ruin of Oedipus.
8.
a person as the wreck of his or her former self; ravaged individual.
9.
the act of causing destruction or a downfall.
verb (used with object)
10.
to reduce to ruin; devastate.
11.
to bring (a person, company, etc.) to financial ruin; bankrupt.
12.
to injure (a thing) irretrievably.
13.
to induce (a woman) to surrender her virginity; deflower.
verb (used without object)
14.
to fall into ruins; fall to pieces.
15.
to come to ruin.
adjective
1.
badly damaged, decayed, or ruined
/ˈruːɪn/
noun
1.
destroyed or decayed building or town
2.
the state or condition of being destroyed or decayed
3.
loss of wealth, position, etc, or something that causes such loss; downfall
4.
something that is severely damaged: his life was a ruin
5.
a person who has suffered a downfall, bankruptcy, etc
6.
loss of value or usefulness
7.
(archaic) loss of her virginity by a woman outside marriage
verb
8.
(transitive) to bring to ruin; destroy
9.
(transitive) to injure or spoil: the town has been ruined with tower blocks
10.
(intransitive) (archaic or poetic) to fall into ruins; collapse
n.

late 14c., “act of giving way and falling down,” from Old French ruine “a collapse” (14c.), and directly from Latin ruina “a collapse, a rushing down, a tumbling down” (cf. Spanish ruina, Italian rovina), related to ruere “to rush, fall violently, collapse,” from PIE *reue- “to smash, knock down, tear out, dig up” (see rough (adj.)). Meaning “complete destruction of anything” is from 1670s. Ruins “remains of a decayed building or town” is from mid-15c.; the same sense was in the Latin plural noun.
v.

1580s (transitive), from ruin (n.). Intransitive sense “fall into ruin” is from c.1600. Financial sense is attested from 1660. Related: Ruined; ruining.
see: rack and ruin

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