ruin

Part of speech: verb

To bring to ruin; fall into ruin.

Part of speech: noun

Destruction or a cause of destruction; demolition; decay; desolation.

Part of speech: noun

Remains of something demolished or decayed.

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Usage examples "ruin":

  1. He is determined to ruin me!" - "John Halifax, Gentleman", Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
  2. Yet, as he rode, the features of the chief Made known his ruin. - "Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars", Lucan.
  3. She wanted Brandes' ruin, if that could be accomplished; she wanted her freedom anyway. - "The Dark Star", Robert W. Chambers.