mischarge

verb

mis·​charge ˌmis-ˈchärj How to pronounce mischarge (audio)
mischarged; mischarging

transitive verb

1
: to charge an incorrect amount of money to (someone)
The restaurant mischarged us on the dinner bill.
2
: to make an incorrect or unsubstantiated legal charge against (someone)
… his client was pleased by the verdict, maintaining he had been mischarged.Steve Lieberman
mischarge noun
plural mischarges
a mischarge on the invoice

Word History

First Known Use

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of mischarge was in 1571

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Cite this Entry

“Mischarge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mischarge. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

mischarge

transitive verb
mis·​charge ˌmis-ˈchärj How to pronounce mischarge (audio)
mischarged; mischarging
: to attach an incorrect amino acid to during protein synthesis
Benzer and coworkers showed in 1962 that cysteine tRNA mischarged with alanine (Ala-tRNACys) delivers alanine to growing polypeptide chains in vitro in response to cysteine codons.David A. Tirrell, in Physical Biology: From Atoms to Science

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