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Meaning of RUINATE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ru"in*ate\, v. t. [LL. ruinatus, p. p. of ruinare to
    ruin. See {Ruin}.]
    1. To demolish; to subvert; to destroy; to reduce to poverty;
       to ruin.
    
             I will not ruinate my f?ther's house. --Shak.
    
             Ruinating thereby the health of their bodies.
                                                   --Burton.
    
    2. To cause to fall; to cast down.
    
             On the other side they saw that perilous rock
             Threatening itself on them to ruinate. --Spenser.
    
    
  2. \Ru"in*ate\, v. i.
    To fall; to tumble. [Obs.]
    
    
  3. \Ru"in*ate\, a. [L. ruinatus, p. p.]
    Involved in ruin; ruined.
    
          My brother Edward lives in pomp and state, I in a
          mansion here all ruinate.                --J. Webster.
    
    
 

 

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