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English definition of “mayhem”

mayhem

noun [U]     /ˈmeɪhem/
a situation in which there is no order or control : With five kids running around, it was complete mayhem.Social order and disorder
(Definition of mayhem noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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