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noun 
  1. (countable) construction withered by time.
  2. (uncountable) The state of being a ruin, destroyed or decayed.
The monastery has fallen into .
  1. (uncountable) Something which leads to serious troubles.
Gambling has been the to many.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: ruí¯ne
  • French: ruine
  • German: Ruin(de)m
  • Italian: diruto(it)m, rovina(it)f
  • Spanish: ruina(es)f
verb 
  1. (transitive) to cause the ruin of
    • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : In one way, indeed, he bade fair to us; for he kept on staying week after week, and at last month after month, so that all the money had been long exhausted...
Translations: 
  • French: ruiner
    • German: de(de, Ruine}}, {{t+)ruinieren
    • Spanish: desbaratar(es)

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