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Definition of wreckage noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the parts of a vehicle, building, etc. that remain after it has been badly damaged or destroyed A few survivors were pulled from the wreckage. Pieces of wreckage were found ten miles away from the scene of the explosion.
  2. 2(figurative) Could nothing be rescued from the wreckage of her dreams?
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: wreckage