ruinate

[ roo-uh-neyt ]
/ ˈru əˌneɪt /
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.

verb (used with object), ru·in·at·ed, ru·in·at·ing.

to ruin.

adjective

ruined.

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Origin of ruinate

1530–40; <Medieval Latin ruīnātus, past participle of ruīnāre.See ruin, -ate1
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