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ruination

 
Noun ruination has 4 senses
  1. ruin, ruination - an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family"
    --1 is a kind of devastation, desolation
    Derived form: verb ruin4
  2. ruin, ruination - an event that results in destruction
    --2 is a kind of destruction, demolition, wipeout
    --2 has particulars: devastation, desolation; shipwreck
  3. downfall, ruin, ruination - failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
    --3 is a kind of failure
    --3 has particulars: finish
  4. laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wrecking - destruction achieved by wrecking something
    --4 is a kind of destruction, devastation
    Derived form: verb ruin1
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