ruination

noun ru·in·a·tion \ ˌrü-ə-ˈnā-shən \

Definition of ruination

Examples of ruination in a Sentence

  1. Water pollution is causing the ruination of the fishing industry.

  2. neglect and indifference have proved to be the ruination of more than one marriage

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First Known Use of ruination

1599


RUINATION Defined for English Language Learners

ruination

noun

Definition of ruination for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of destroying something



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