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English noun: Mace

1. Mace (substance) (trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person; prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization

SynonymsChemical Mace

Broader (hypernym)chloroacetophenone, CN gas

2. mace (person) an official who carries a mace of office

Synonymsmacebearer, macer

Broader (hypernym)functionary, official

3. mace (food) spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed

Broader (hypernym)spice

Substance holonymnutmeg

4. mace (communication) a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority

Broader (hypernym)staff

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