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Dictionary definition for: Ruinous

1. (s) extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin; "a catastrophic depression" "catastrophic illness" "a ruinous course of action"

2. (s) causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin; "the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit" "the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces" "a ruinous war"

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