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Debris vs. Ruin

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Debrisnoun

Rubble, wreckage, scattered remains of something destroyed.

Ruinnoun

The remains of a destroyed or dilapidated construction, such as a house or castle.

Debrisnoun

Litter and discarded refuse.

Ruinnoun

(uncountable) The state of being a ruin, destroyed or decayed.

‘The monastery has fallen into ruin.’;

Debrisnoun

The ruins of a broken-down structure

Ruinnoun

(uncountable) Something that leads to serious trouble or destruction.

‘Gambling has been the ruin of many.’;

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Debrisnoun

(geology) Large rock fragments left by a melting glacier etc.

Ruinnoun

(obsolete) A fall or tumble.

Debrisnoun

Broken and detached fragments, taken collectively; especially, fragments detached from a rock or mountain, and piled up at the base.

Ruinnoun

A change that destroys or defeats something; destruction; overthrow.

‘the ruin of a ship or an army;’; ‘the ruin of a constitution or a government;’; ‘the ruin of health or hopes’;

Debrisnoun

Rubbish, especially such as results from the destruction of anything; remains; ruins.

Ruinnoun

(uncountable) Complete financial loss; bankruptcy.

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Debrisnoun

the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

Ruinverb

(transitive) to cause the fiscal ruin of.

‘With all these purchases, you surely mean to ruin us!’;

Debrisnoun

scattered pieces of rubbish or remains

‘workmen were clearing the roads of the debris from shattered buildings’; ‘leaves and garden debris’;

Ruinverb

To destroy or make something no longer usable.

‘He ruined his new white slacks by accidentally spilling oil on them.’;

Debrisnoun

loose natural material consisting especially of broken pieces of rock

‘a stable arrangement of planets, comets, and debris orbiting the sun’;

Ruinverb

To cause severe financial loss to; to bankrupt or drive out of business.

‘The crooked stockbroker's fraudulent scheme ruined dozens of victims; some investors lost their life savings and even their houses.’;

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Debris

Debris (UK: , US: ) is rubble, wreckage, ruins, litter and discarded garbage/refuse/trash, scattered remains of something destroyed, discarded, or as in geology, large rock fragments left by a melting glacier etc. Depending on context, debris can refer to a number of different things.

Ruinverb

To upset or overturn the plans or progress of, or to put into disarray; to spoil.

‘My car breaking down just as I was on the road ruined my vacation.’;

Ruinverb

To reveal the ending of (a story); to spoil.

Ruinverb

(obsolete) To fall into a state of decay.

Ruinverb

To seduce or debauch, and thus harm the social standing of.

‘The young libertine was notorious for ruining local girls.’;

Ruinnoun

The act of falling or tumbling down; fall.

Ruinnoun

Such a change of anything as destroys it, or entirely defeats its object, or unfits it for use; destruction; overthrow; as, the ruin of a ship or an army; the ruin of a constitution or a government; the ruin of health or hopes.

Ruinnoun

That which is fallen down and become worthless from injury or decay; as, his mind is a ruin; especially, in the plural, the remains of a destroyed, dilapidated, or desolate house, fortress, city, or the like.

‘The Veian and the Gabian towers shall fall,And one promiscuous ruin cover all;Nor, after length of years, a stone betrayThe place where once the very ruins lay.’; ‘The labor of a day will not build up a virtuous habit on the ruins of an old and vicious character.’;

Ruinnoun

The state of being dcayed, or of having become ruined or worthless; as, to be in ruins; to go to ruin.

Ruinnoun

That which promotes injury, decay, or destruction.

‘The errors of young men are the ruin of business.’;

Ruinverb

To bring to ruin; to cause to fall to pieces and decay; to make to perish; to bring to destruction; to bring to poverty or bankruptcy; to impair seriously; to damage essentially; to overthrow.

‘this mortal house I'll ruin.’; ‘By thee raised, I ruin all my foes.’; ‘The eyes of other people are the eyes that ruin us.’; ‘By the fireside there are old men seated,Seeling ruined cities in the ashes.’;

Ruinverb

To fall to ruins; to go to ruin; to become decayed or dilapidated; to perish.

‘Though he his house of polished marble build,Yet shall it ruin like the moth's frail cell.’; ‘If we are idle, and disturb the industrious in their business, we shall ruin the faster.’;

Ruinnoun

an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction;

‘you have brought ruin on this entire family’;

Ruinnoun

a ruined building;

‘they explored several Roman ruins’;

Ruinnoun

the process of becoming dilapidated

Ruinnoun

an event that results in destruction

Ruinnoun

failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

Ruinnoun

destruction achieved by wrecking something

Ruinverb

destroy completely; damage irreparably;

‘You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!’; ‘The tears ruined her make-up’;

Ruinverb

destroy or cause to fail;

‘This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election’;

Ruinverb

reduce to bankruptcy;

‘My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!’; ‘The slump in the financial markets smashed him’;

Ruinverb

reduce to ruins;

‘The country lay ruined after the war’;

Ruinverb

deprive of virginity;

‘This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village’;

Ruinverb

fall into ruin

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