mischannel

verb
mis·​chan·​nel | \ ˌmis-ˈcha-nᵊl How to pronounce mischannel (audio) \
mischanneled or mischannelled; mischanneling or mischannelling

Definition of mischannel

transitive verb

: to channel (something, such as one's efforts or emotions) in an improper or harmful way As dangerous leaders mischannel their drive, they become a growing menace to their fellows.— Timothy R. Clark

First Known Use of mischannel

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Mischannel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mischannel. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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