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

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

Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mischannel was in 1946

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“Mischannel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mischannel. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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