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ruination

[roo-uh-ney-shuh n] /ˌru əˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or state of ruining or the state of being ruined.
2.
something that ruins.
Origin of ruination
1655-1665
1655-65; ruinate + -ion
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ruination

/ˌruːɪˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of ruining or the state of being ruined
2.
something that causes ruin
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Word Origin and History for ruination
n.

1660s, from verb ruinate "to go to ruin" (1540s), from Medieval Latin ruinatus, past participle of ruinare, from Latin ruina (see ruin (n.)).

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