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mismate

[ mis-meyt ]
/ mɪsˈmeɪt /
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verb (used with or without object), mis·mat·ed, mis·mat·ing.

to mate unsuitably or wrongly.

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Origin of mismate

First recorded in 1890–95; mis-1 + mate1
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