1. ruin, ruination, devastation, desolation

usage: an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family"

2. ruin, ruination, destruction, demolition, wipeout

usage: an event that results in destruction

3. downfall, ruin, ruination, failure

usage: failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

4. laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wrecking, destruction, devastation

usage: destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

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