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ruinate

[roo-uh-neyt]Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
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verb (used with object), ru·in·at·ed, ru·in·at·ing.
  1. to ruin.
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adjective
  1. ruined.
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Origin of ruinate

1530–40; < Medieval Latin ruīnātus, past participle of ruīnāre. See ruin, -ate1
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  • So Theobald, in accordance with the rime, read for ruinate of the folio.

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    Thomas Keightley

  • The house, save for the actual fabric of it, had become rather dilapidated and ruinate.