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mayhem

may·hem

mayhem

 
pronunciation:
meI hem
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in law, the crime of intentionally maiming or mutilating another person.
He was arrested and charged with mayhem.
definition 2: violent disorder or utter chaos.
The records were lost during the mayhem of war.Our office was in a state of mayhem after the stocks plummeted.
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