misallocate

[mis-al-uh-keyt]
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verb (used with object), mis·al·lo·cat·ed, mis·al·lo·cat·ing.

to allocate mistakenly or improperly: to misallocate resources.

Origin of misallocate

Related formsmis·al·lo·ca·tion, noun
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  • In many countries taxes are way too high and result in the misallocation of economic resources.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin