Ru"in*ate (?), v. t. [LL. ruinatus, p.p. of ruinare to ruin. See Ruin.]


To demolish; to subvert; to destroy; to reduce to poverty; to ruin.

I will not ruinate my fther's house. Shak.

Ruinating thereby the health of their bodies. Burton.


To cause to fall; to cast down.

On the other side they saw that perilous rock Threatening itself on them to ruinate. Spenser.


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Ru"in*ate, v. i.

To fall; to tumble.



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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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