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madhouse

noun uk   /ˈmæd.haʊs/ us  
[S] informal disapproving a place where there is no order and control: With four small children running around, the place is a madhouse. He called the government's policy 'the economics of the madhouse'.Social order and disorder [C] old use a mental hospitalMedical places and organizations
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