wreckage wreck‧age [ˈrekɪdʒ] noun [uncountable] JOURNALISM
the situation when a business activity, company, system etc fails to succeed:

• Communism's economic wreckage was visible even in this small place.

• the wreckage caused by overbuilding (= building too much ) in the Southwest

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wreckage UK US /ˈrekɪdʒ/ noun [U]
a situation in which something has been badly damaged or destroyed: »

The bank's directors should not be allowed to walk away from the financial wreckage they created.

the parts of a vehicle, building, etc. that remain after it has been badly damaged: »

Experts were sent to inspect the plane's wreckage.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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