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Definition of "ruination" [ru•in•a•tion]

  • The act of ruining or the condition of being ruined. (noun)
  • A cause of ruin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ruination" in a sentence
  • "He said in order to prevent what he called the ruination of the New Jersey economy, he's frozen 375 out 378 programs, needs to bring public-sector spending in line with the private economy."
  • "The use of such icons to signify apocalyptic ruination is nothing new of course."
  • "(link) slander and ruination is where you make it."