Ruinous

Definition of Ruinous

Ru´in`ous
a.1.Causing, or tending to cause, ruin; destructive; baneful; pernicious; as, a ruinous project.
After a night of storm so ruinous.
- Milton.
2.Characterized by ruin; ruined; dilapidated; as, an edifice, bridge, or wall in a ruinous state.
3.Composed of, or consisting in, ruins.
Behold, Damascus . . . shall be a ruinous heap.
- Isa. xvii. 1.

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