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mislabel

[mis-ley-buh l] /mɪsˈleɪ bəl/
verb (used with object), mislabeled, mislabeling or (especially British) mislabelled, mislabelling.
1.
to label wrongly, incorrectly, or misleadingly:
to mislabel a bottle of medicine.
Origin of mislabel
mis-1 + label
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Word Origin and History for mislabel
v.

1865, from mis- (1) + label (v.). Related: Mislabeled; mislabeling.

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