ruination

[ roo-uh-ney-shuh n ]
/ ˌru əˈneɪ ʃən /

noun

the act or state of ruining or the state of being ruined.
something that ruins.

Origin of ruination

First recorded in 1655–65; ruinate + -ion
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ruination

/ (ˌruːɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

the act of ruining or the state of being ruined
something that causes ruin
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