A ruined building or place has been very badly damaged or has gradually fallen down because no-one has taken care of it.

...a ruined church.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Ruined — Ruin Ru in, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ruined};p. pr. & vb. n. {Ruining}.] [Cf. F. ruiner, LL. ruinare. See {Ruin}, n.] To bring to ruin; to cause to fall to pieces and decay; to make to perish; to bring to destruction; to bring to poverty or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruined — ru|ined [ˈru:ınd] adj [only before noun] a ruined building has been almost completely destroyed ▪ a ruined castle →↑ruin2 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ruined — adj. Ruined is used with these nouns: ↑castle, ↑city, ↑monastery, ↑temple, ↑tower …   Collocations dictionary

  • ruined — adj Drunk, intoxicated. We pounded a case of beer last night and, man, was I ruined. 1990s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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  • ruined — UK [ˈruːɪnd] / US [ˈruɪnd] adjective a ruined building is old and has many parts that have been destroyed over time …   English dictionary

  • ruined — adjective 1. destroyed physically or morally (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑destroyed • Similar to: ↑lost 2. doomed to extinction • Syn: ↑done for, ↑sunk, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ruined — Synonyms and related words: all up with, ausgespielt, bankrupt, battered, beat, beat up, beaten, beaten up, bested, beyond recall, beyond remedy, blasted, blighted, botched, broke, broken, broken down, busted, confounded, crumbling, cureless,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ruined — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Destroyed] Syn. demolished, overthrown, torn down, extinct, abolished, exterminated, annihilated, subverted, wrecked, desolated, ravaged, smashed, crushed, crashed, extinguished, extirpated, dissolved, totaled*, screwed… …   English dictionary for students

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