Definition of "ruinate" []

  • Having been ruined. (adjective)

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Use "ruinate" in a sentence
  • "SENIOR Jamaica 55 In three or four years after the ruinate is cleared up, the pimento begins to bear."
  • "Our classification for the moist forests of Jamaica are based on conglomerations of the following moist forest types/formations according to Grossman et al and Brown and Heinman: limestone forest and ruinate, virgin forest, mist forest, and elfin woodland, and wet forest fringes and related river valleys."
  • "Many are carried away with those bewitching sports of gaming, hawking, hunting, and such vain pleasures, as [4526] I have said: some with immoderate desire of fame, to be crowned in the Olympics, knighted in the field, &c., and by these means ruinate themselves."