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chaos

noun [U] uk   /ˈkeɪ.ɒs/ us    /-ɑːs/
B2 a state of total confusion with no order: Snow and ice have caused chaos on the roads. Ever since our secretary walked out, the office has been in a state of total/utter chaos. We muddled up the name labels and chaos ensued (= resulted).Social order and disorderConfusion, confusing and feeling confused
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