Ruins



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.
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
see: rack and ruin

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