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wreckage

[ rek-ij ]
/ ˈrɛk ɪdʒ /
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noun
act of wrecking; state of being wrecked.
remains or fragments of something that has been wrecked: They searched the wreckage for survivors.
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Origin of wreckage

First recorded in 1830–40; wreck + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for wreckage

wreckage
/ (ˈrɛkɪdʒ) /

noun
the act of wrecking or the state of being wrecked; ruin or destruction
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