the act or state of ruining or the state of being ruined.
something that ruins.

1655–65; ruinate + -ion Unabridged
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ruination (ˌruːɪˈneɪʃən)
1.  the act of ruining or the state of being ruined
2.  something that causes ruin

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Example sentences
The average swimming pool or hot tub contains enough to dry one's hair to the
  point of ruination.
His feelings remained ambivalent because the world was now in ruins, and he
  bore much of the responsibility for the ruination.
But the economy's ruination brought the possibility of political rebirth.
First, we're a bit early in the ruination of state budgets.
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