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shipwrecking

noun

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the destruction or loss of a ship
  • the shipwrecking of the Titanic by an iceberg ranks as one of the greatest disasters in the annals of the sea

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shipwrecking

verb
present participle of shipwreck

Synonyms & Antonyms of shipwrecking (Entry 2 of 2)

to cause irreparable damage to (a ship) by running aground or sinking
  • the yachtsman fell asleep at the wheel and shipwrecked his ketch on the rocks

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“Shipwrecking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shipwrecking. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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