misapplied

[mis-uh-plahyd]
adjective
mistakenly applied; used wrongly.

Origin:
1620–30; mis-1 + applied

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misapply

[mis-uh-plahy]
verb (used with object), misapplied, misapplying.
to make a wrong application or use of.

Origin:
1565–75; mis-1 + apply

misapplication [mis-ap-li-key-shuhn] , noun
misapplier, noun
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misapply (ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ)
 
vb , -plies, -plying, -plied
1.  to apply wrongly or badly
2.  another word for misappropriate
 
misapplication
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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