ruination

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noun ru·in·a·tion \ˌrü-ə-ˈnā-shən\

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

1599

First Known Use of ruination

1599


RUINATION Defined for English Language Learners

ruination

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noun ru·in·a·tion \ˌrü-ə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of ruination for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of destroying something



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