(biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"
destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war"
reduce to bankruptcy;
destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
a ruined building; "they explored several Roman ruins"
failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
an event that results in destruction
the process of becoming dilapidated
fall into ruin
an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family"
deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"
contaminate with a disease or microorganism
the state of being contaminated
place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel; "turn the legs of the table"; "turn the clay on the wheel"
a favor for someone; "he did me a good turn"
to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program;
change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"
pass to the other side of; "turn the corner"; "move around the obstacle"
an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
channel one's attention, interest, thoug
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