noun. destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined.
noun. an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction.
noun. failure that results in a loss of position or reputation.
noun. an event that results in destruction.
Example sentences of the word ruination
1. Noun, singular or mass
If you have to rely on a cash advance to cover an emergency, you can find yourself with a debt load that could lead to financial ruination.