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wreckage

noun [U] uk   /ˈrek.ɪdʒ/ us  
C2 a badly damaged object or the separated parts of a badly damaged object: Two children were trapped in the wreckage. The wreckage of the car was scattered over the roadside.Things remaining what is left of something that has been spoiled or that has failed: Kate was still clinging to the wreckage of her failed marriage.Things remaining
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