: brought to a state of ruin
Tramping over the fields looking for the ruinate Thistlewood house was an experience I won't soon forget …—Richard B Sheridan
: to damage or destroy (something) completely : ruin
I will not ruinate my father's house, Who gave his blood to lime the stones together …—William Shakespeare I guess they'll ruinate the crops yet, and make the ground so everlasting foul …—Thomas Chandler Haliburton
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