from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having been ruined.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To reduce to ruins; to destroy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To demolish; to subvert; to destroy; to reduce to poverty; to ruin.
- transitive v. To cause to fall; to cast down.
- intransitive v. To fall; to tumble.
- adj. Involved in ruin; ruined.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hurl violently down; thrust or drive headlong.
- To bring to ruin; overthrow; undo.
- To fall; be overthrown; go to ruin.
- Brought to ruin; ruined; in ruins.
Medieval Latin ruīnātus, from Latin ruīna, ruin; see ruin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the participle stem of Latin ruino. (Wiktionary)