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wreckage

[rek-ij] /ˈrɛk ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
act of wrecking; state of being wrecked.
2.
remains or fragments of something that has been wrecked:
They searched the wreckage for survivors.
Origin of wreckage
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; wreck + -age
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  • So surely from out of the wreckage and passion a new woman will arise.

    The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • He would get his friends together, and they would plan to save what they could from the wreckage.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • The cable that ran from it was entangled with the wreckage of the derrick, but it had not been cut.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • He set to work to gather up the wreckage of the tent and outfit.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • And the wreckage of their size-change mechanisms was strewn among them.

    The World Beyond Raymond King Cummings
British Dictionary definitions for wreckage

wreckage

/ˈrɛkɪdʒ/
noun
1.
same as wreck (sense 6)
2.
the act of wrecking or the state of being wrecked; ruin or destruction
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Word Origin and History for wreckage
n.

1837, from wreck + -age.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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