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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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(Law) Deliberate injury of any part of the body. An extremely confused situation in which people are very frightened or excited.

Usage examples (35)
  • The thief was also charged with mayhem because the victim's arm was badly injured.
  • Sounds great, working in mayhem is not nice at all.
  • To be incapable of committing mayhem is not the mark of the civilized, merely the domesticated.
  • Dave: Domestic mayhem is a permanent condition, my spare time is spent with Dylan or domestic chores. for more
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