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ruins

verb
present tense third-person singular of ruin

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1 to cause to lose one's fortune and become unable to pay one's debts
  • after he was ruined by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the industrialist was forced to sell his mansion and start all over again

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2 to bring destruction to (something) through violent action
  • tornadoes ruined a wide swath of the county

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3 to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of
  • a huge fire that ruined an entire city block

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ruins

noun
plural of ruin

Synonyms of ruins (Entry 2 of 2)

the portion or bits of something left over or behind after it has been destroyed
  • the ruins of an abandoned abbey

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“Ruins.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ruins. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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