Mace(redirected from Maced)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.
Mace, MACE (mās),
Acronym for methylchloroform 2-chloracetophenone (the prototypical lacrimator) in a light petroleum dispersant and a pressurized propellant.
the oil-containing, red, fibrous wrapping of the nutmeg kernel. Dried and ground, it is used as an aromatic spice and flavoring. Historical medicinal uses include the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders and as an analgesic; however, there are no clinical trials supporting its effectiveness. Compare Mace.
a trademark for a chemical agent that causes tearing and eye pain. The name is an abbreviation formed by letters in methylchloroform-2-chloroacetophenone, which is dispersed from a pressurized container to immobilize an attacker.