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Meaning of “havoc” - Learner’s Dictionary

havoc

noun [U]     /ˈhævək/
a very confused and possibly dangerous situation: The snow has caused havoc on Scotland's roads today.Social order and disorder
Translations of “havoc”
in Spanish confusión, estragos, destrucción…
in Vietnamese sự tàn phá…
in Thai ความหายนะ…
in Malaysian kemusnahan…
in French ravage…
in German die Verwüstung…
in Indonesian kerusakan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 破坏,毁坏, 混乱…
in Turkish kargaşa, keşmekeş, yıkım…
in Russian смута, паника…
in Chinese (Traditional) 破壞,毀壞, 混亂…
in Polish zamęt, chaos…
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