Definition for RU'IN-OUS

RU'IN-OUS, a. [L. ruinosus; Fr. ruineux.]

  1. Fallen to ruin; entirely decayed; demolished; dilapidated; as, an edifice, bridge or wall in a ruinous state.
  2. Destructive; baneful; pernicious; bringing or tending to bring certain ruin. Who can describe the ruinous practice of intemperance?
  3. Composed of ruins; consisting in ruins; as, a ruinous heap. Is. xvii.

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