ruin

  1. deprive of virginity

    Synonyms : deflower
    Type Of : mate, couple, copulate, pair
  2. an event that results in destruction

    Synonyms : ruination
    Type Of : destruction, wipeout, demolition
  3. an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction

    Synonyms : ruination
    Type Of : devastation, desolation
    Examples :
    • you have brought ruin on this entire family
  4. failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

    Synonyms : downfall, ruination
    Type Of : failure
  5. destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

    Synonyms : laying waste, ruination, ruining, wrecking
    Type Of : devastation, destruction
  6. the process of becoming dilapidated

    Synonyms : dilapidation
    Type Of : decay
  7. destroy completely; damage irreparably

    Synonyms : destroy
    Examples :
    • You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!
    • The tears ruined her make-up
  8. reduce to bankruptcy

    Synonyms : bankrupt, break, smash
    Type Of : impoverish
  9. a ruined building

    Type Of : edifice, building
    Examples :
    • they explored several Roman ruins
  10. destroy or cause to fail

    Type Of : baffle, bilk, scotch, cross, thwart, queer, spoil, foil, frustrate
    Examples :
    • This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election
  11. fall into ruin

    Type Of : dilapidate, crumble, decay
  12. reduce to ruins

    Type Of : lay waste to, desolate, devastate, ravage, scourge, waste
    Examples :
    • The country lay ruined after the war

reinvigorate

  1. impart vigor, strength, or vitality to

    Synonyms : invigorate
    Type Of : arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate

reaffirm

  1. affirm once again

    Type Of : affirm
    Examples :
    • He reaffirmed his faith in the church

recession

  1. the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service

    Synonyms : recessional
    Type Of : procession
  2. a small concavity

    Synonyms : corner, niche, recess
    Type Of : incurvation, concave shape, concavity, incurvature
  3. the act of becoming more distant

    Synonyms : receding
    Type Of : withdrawal
  4. the act of ceding back

    Synonyms : ceding back
    Type Of : cession, ceding
  5. the state of the economy declines; a widespread decline in the GDP and employment and trade lasting from six months to a year

    Type Of : economic condition

roam

  1. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

    Synonyms : cast, drift, ramble, range, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander
    Type Of : move, travel, go, locomote
    Examples :
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • The cattle roam across the prairie

rejuvenate

  1. return to life; get or give new life or energy

    Synonyms : regenerate, restore
    Type Of : regenerate, renew
  2. become young again

    Type Of : regenerate
    Examples :
    • The old man rejuvenated when he became a grandfather
  3. cause (a stream or river) to erode, as by an uplift of the land

    Type Of : stimulate, provoke
  4. develop youthful topographical features

    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • the land rejuvenated
  5. make younger or more youthful

    Antonyms : age
    Type Of : regenerate, revitalize
    Examples :
    • The contact with his grandchildren rejuvenated him

renovation

  1. the act of improving by renewing and restoring

    Synonyms : overhaul, redevelopment
    Type Of : improvement
    Examples :
    • they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property
  2. the state of being restored to its former good condition

    Synonyms : refurbishment, restoration
    Type Of : improvement, melioration
    Examples :
    • the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house

remnant

  1. a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold

    Synonyms : end, oddment, remainder
    Type Of : piece of material, piece of cloth
  2. a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists

    Synonyms : leftover
    Type Of : residue, residuum, balance, rest, remainder, residual

region

  1. a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve

    Synonyms : area
    Type Of : body part
    Examples :
    • in the abdominal region
  2. a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about

    Synonyms : realm
    Type Of : domain, knowledge domain, knowledge base
    Examples :
    • here we enter the region of opinion
  3. the extended spatial location of something

    Synonyms : part
    Type Of : location
    Examples :
    • the farming regions of France
    • regions of outer space
  4. the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of')

    Synonyms : neighborhood
    Type Of : indefinite quantity
    Examples :
    • it was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job
  5. a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth

    Type Of : location
    Examples :
    • penguins inhabit the polar regions

rubella

  1. a contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester

    Synonyms : epidemic roseola, german measles, three-day measles
    Type Of : measles, morbilli, rubeola