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.
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]