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mislabel

[mis-ley-buh l]
verb (used with object), mis·la·beled, mis·la·bel·ing or (especially British) mis·la·belled, mis·la·bel·ling.
  1. to label wrongly, incorrectly, or misleadingly: to mislabel a bottle of medicine.
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Origin of mislabel

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Word Origin and History for mislabel

v.

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

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