HyperDic: ruination

English > 4 senses of the word ruination:
NOUNstateruination, ruinan irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
eventruination, ruinan event that results in destruction
eventruination, downfall, ruinfailure that results in a loss of position or reputation
actruination, laying waste, ruin, ruining, wreckingdestruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
English > ruination: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction.
Synonymruin
Broaderdevastation, desolationThe state of being decayed or destroyed
Verbsruinreduce to ruins
English > ruination: 4 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningAn event that results in destruction.
Synonymruin
Narrowerdevastation, desolationAn event that results in total destruction
shipwreckAn irretrievable loss
Broaderdestruction, demolition, wipeoutAn event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
Spanishperdición, ruina
Catalanesfondrament, perdició
English > ruination: 4 senses > noun 3, event
Meaningfailure that results in a loss of position or reputation.
Synonymsdownfall, ruin
NarrowerfinishThe downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict / conflict / conflict)
BroaderfailureAn event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
Spanishcaída, decadencia, descenso, hundimiento, ruina
Catalancaiguda, decadència, decaïment, deperdició
English > ruination: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningDestruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined.
Synonymslaying waste, ruin, ruining, wrecking
Broaderdestruction, devastationThe termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
Spanisharrasamiento, arruinamiento, desgracia, destrozo, ruina
Catalanaterrament, enderroc, ruïna
Verbsruindestroy completely

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