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.

Origin of mislabel

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Examples from the Web for mislabelled

Historical Examples of mislabelled

  • Really, Geneva has little to show directly connected with Rousseau beyond the mislabelled place of his birth.

    The Spell of Switzerland

    Nathan Haskell Dole


Word Origin and History for mislabelled

mislabel

v.

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

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