I. adjective see ruin I II. transitive verb see ruin I

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  • Ruinate — Ru in*ate, v. t. [LL. ruinatus, p. p. of ruinare to ruin. See {Ruin}.] 1. To demolish; to subvert; to destroy; to reduce to poverty; to ruin. [1913 Webster] I will not ruinate my f?ther s house. Shak. [1913 Webster] Ruinating thereby the health… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruinate — Ru in*ate, a. [L. ruinatus, p. p.] Involved in ruin; ruined. [1913 Webster] My brother Edward lives in pomp and state, I in a mansion here all ruinate. J. Webster. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruinate — Ru in*ate, v. i. To fall; to tumble. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruinate — index despoil, destroy (efface), pillage, spoil (impair) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ruinate — [ro͞o′ə nāt΄] vt., vi. ruinated, ruinating [< ML ruinatus, pp. of ruinare, to ruin < L ruina: see RUIN] Archaic to ruin …   English World dictionary

  • ruinate — verb /ˈɹuːɪneɪt/ To reduce to ruins; to destroy. Towres, Cities, Kingdomes ye would ruinate, / In your auengement and dispiteous rage [...] …   Wiktionary

  • ruinate — /rooh euh nayt /, v., ruinated, ruinating, adj. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U. S. v.t. 1. to ruin. adj. 2. ruined. [1530 40; < ML ruinatus, ptp. of ruinare. See RUIN, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ruinate — v. a. 1. Ruin, destroy, demolish, subvert, reduce to ruin. 2. Reduce to poverty …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ruinate — ru·in·ate …   English syllables

  • ruinate — I. ˈrüə̇ˌnāt, ˈru̇ə̇ , usu ād.+V adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin ruinatus, past participle of ruinare to ruin : ruined II. verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Medieval …   Useful english dictionary

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