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[mis-ley-buh l] /mɪsˈleɪ bəl/
verb (used with object), mislabeled, mislabeling or (especially British) mislabelled, mislabelling.
to label wrongly, incorrectly, or misleadingly:
to mislabel a bottle of medicine.
Origin of mislabel
mis-1 + label Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for mislabel
  • Some bank e-mail systems appear to mislabel our registration confirmation messages as spam, and block our message.
  • Similar patient names can cause caregivers to misidentify patients or mislabel specimens.
  • Sometimes people mislabel seafood products for financial gain-an activity called seafood fraud.
  • Meanwhile, some retailers intentionally mislabel conventional produce as organic.
  • In addition, some stores mislabel price tags displayed in shop windows or sales counters.
  • Arbitrage opportunities and incentives to mislabel the source of fertilizer abound.
  • However, there have been some concerns regarding the possibility that a user would accidentally mislabel a work.
  • When you mislabel emotions or deny them, you cannot address them and they build up inside you.
  • Sometimes people mislabel seafood products for financial gain--an activity called seafood fraud.
  • It is consumer fraud and illegal to mislabel a product, no matter how inexpensive.
Word Origin and History for mislabel

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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