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Meaning of ruinous

ru•in•ous

Pronunciation: (r'u-nus), [key]
— adj.
  1. bringing or tending to bring ruin; destructive; disastrous: a ruinous war.
  2. fallen into ruin; dilapidated: a ruinous house.
  3. consisting of ruins: a ruinous city from antiquity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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