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Macenoun [U]

us   /meɪs/ trademark
a chemical in a container which, when sprayed into a person’s face, causes the eyes to sting and become full of tears
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macenoun

uk   /meɪs/ us   /meɪs/
  • mace noun (SPICE)

[U] a spice made from the dried shell of nutmeg
  • mace noun (ROD)

[C] a decorated rod that is carried by or put in front of particular public officials as a symbol of their authority

Macenoun [U]

uk   /meɪs/ us   /meɪs/ trademark
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