mayhem

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Noun[change]

Singular
mayhem

Plural
mayhems

  1. A state of chaos, disorder, or disruption.
    She waded into the mayhem, elbowing between taller men to work her way to the front of the crowd.
    The fighting dogs created mayhem in the flower beds.
    What if the legendary hero Robin Hood had been born into the mayhem of the 20th century?
  2. (law) The crime of intentionally disfiguring or injuring a person.