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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek

chaos

noun
     
cha‧os [uncountable]
1 a situation in which everything is happening in a confused way and nothing is organized or arranged in order:
The country was plunged into economic chaos.
complete/utter/absolute etc chaos
There was total chaos on the roads.
in chaos
The kitchen was in chaos.
2HA the state of the universe before there was any order

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