salvage

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1. Recovering or saving abandoned, condemned, damaged, deteriorated, discarded, incomplete, obsoleted, or worn property for recycling, refabrication, restoration, reuse, or scrapping.
2. Property that has value in excess of its value as a scrap, but is no longer useful for its intended or original purpose.

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When your product seems to be obsolete you should try to do anything you can to even salvage a small portion of what you spent on it.
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The salvage operator tried to salvage his day by salvaging the gold coins from the abandoned ship on the bottom of the ocean.
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After the accident, my car was wrecked so bad that it would never run again, so we had to salvage the scrap metal to sell off.
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