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What Is Wreckage? Definition And Usage Of This Term

WHAT IS WRECKAGE – In this topic, we will first know the definition of this term and how is this term used in sentences.

WHAT IS WRECKAGE

Definition

The Oxford Dictionary described this term as the following:

  • the remains of something that has been badly damaged or destroyed

On the other hand, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines this term as the following:

  • the act of wrecking
  • the state of being wrecked
  • something that has been wrecked
  • broken and disordered parts or material from something wrecked

Synonyms and Antonyms

Here are the following synonyms and antonyms of this term:

  • Synonyms
    • wreck
    • debris
    • detritus
    • remainder
    • hulk
    • shell
    • annihilation
    • decimation
    • demolishment
    • demolition
    • desolation
  • Antonyms
    • building
    • construction
    • erection
    • raising

Etymology

It is derived from the root word “wreck” added with the suffix “-age“, which means “the destruction of a ship at sea; a shipwreck” or “cause the destruction of (a ship) by sinking or breaking up.”

Examples

Here are the following examples:

  • He pushed the wreckage around and dug his notebook out of the mess.
  • The survivors of Bering’s party reached Kamchatka in a boat constructed from the wreckage of their ship, and reported that the islands were rich in fur-bearing animals.
  • Click to see some rather poignant pictures of the wreckage surrounding the place.
  • Click to see some rather poignant pictures of the wreckage surrounding the place.

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