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Ruination

noun
1.
An irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction.  Synonym: ruin.
2.
An event that results in destruction.  Synonym: ruin.
3.
Failure that results in a loss of position or reputation.  Synonyms: downfall, ruin.
4.
Destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined.  Synonyms: laying waste, ruin, ruining, wrecking.






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"Ruination" Quotes from Famous Books



... afternoon and then driven to the Springs to swell themselves with a perfect water gorge. Now was the chance for the skilful ropers on the grain-fed horses to close in, for the sudden heavy drink was ruination, almost paralysis, of wind and limb, and it would be easy to rope and hobble ...
— Wild Animals I Have Known • Ernest Thompson Seton



Words linked to "Ruination" :   wipeout, desolation, finish, failure, demolition, shipwreck, destruction, ruin, devastation, wrecking



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