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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ru·in, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ruined p. pr. & vb. n. Ruining.]  To bring to ruin; to cause to fall to pieces and decay; to make to perish; to bring to destruction; to bring to poverty or bankruptcy; to impair seriously; to damage essentially; to overthrow.
    this mortal house I'll ruin.   --Shak.
    By thee raised, I ruin all my foes.   --Milton.
    The eyes of other people are the eyes that ruin us.   --Franklin.
 By the fireside there are old men seated,
 Seeling ruined cities in the ashes.   --Longfellow.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: destroyed physically or morally [syn: destroyed]
      2: doomed to extinction [syn: done for(p), sunk, undone,
      3: brought to ruin; "after the revolution the aristocracy was
         finished"; "the unsuccessful run for office left him
         ruined politically and economically" [syn: finished]
      4: made uninhabitable; "upon this blasted heath"- Shakespeare;
         "a wasted landscape" [syn: blasted, desolate, desolated,
          devastated, ravaged, wasted]