1) N-UNCOUNT: also the N When something such as a plane, car, or building has been destroyed, you can refer to what remains as wreckage or the wreckage.

Mark was dragged from the burning wreckage of his car.

2) N-SING: the N, usu N of n If something such as a plan has failed or been spoilt completely, you can refer to what remains as the wreckage of it.

New states were born out of the wreckage of old colonial empires.

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