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misapplied

[mis-uh-plahyd] /ˌmɪs əˈplaɪd/
adjective
1.
mistakenly applied; used wrongly.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; mis-1 + applied

misapply

[mis-uh-plahy] /ˌmɪs əˈplaɪ/
verb (used with object), misapplied, misapplying.
1.
to make a wrong application or use of.
Origin
1565-75; mis-1 + apply
Related forms
misapplication
[mis-ap-li-key-shuh n] /ˌmɪs æp lɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
misapplier, noun
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  • But their tendency to make mischief when misapplied along with other measures is great.
  • Seeking higher inflation doesn't solve these misapplied values.
  • If a lot of money can be made misapplying it, it will be misapplied.
  • Each gives nonsensical results when misapplied outside its appropriate context.
  • Manure can also enter surface waters via runoff if it is over-applied or misapplied to land.
  • Instead, he misapplied investor funds, and hid his misapplications by providing investors with false portfolio statements.
  • Many times, a misapplied payment causes the difference.
British Dictionary definitions for misapplied

misapply

/ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ/
verb (transitive) -plies, -plying, -plied
1.
to apply wrongly or badly
2.
another word for misappropriate
Derived Forms
misapplication (ˌmɪsæplɪˈkeɪʃən) noun
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