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Another word for ruin

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Noun
  1. The act of destroying or state of being destroyed

  2. Something that causes total loss or severe impairment, as of one's health, fortune, honor, or hopes

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    help

  3. The remains of something destroyed, disintegrated, or decayed

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    leftover

Verb
  1. To make or become unusable or inoperative

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    help

  2. To impair severely something such as the spirit, health, or effectiveness of

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    help

  3. To reduce to financial insolvency

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    money

Another word for ruin

Noun
  1. The act of destruction

  2. A building fallen into decay

  3. The state of destruction

Synonym Study

  • Dilapidation implies a state of ruin or shabbiness resulting from neglect the dilapidation of a deserted house
  • Havoc suggests total destruction or devastation, as following an earthquake or hurricane the storm wreaked havoc along the coast
  • Destruction implies annihilation or demolition, as by fire, explosion, flood, etc. the destruction of the village in an air raid
  • Ruin implies a state of decay, disintegration, etc. especially through such natural processes as age and weather the barn is in a state of ruin