mischarge

verb mis·charge \ ˌmis-ˈchärj \

Definition of mischarge

mischarged; mischarging
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

play \ˈmis-ˌchärj\ noun, plural mischarges
    • a mischarge on the invoice

First Known Use of mischarge

1571

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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mischarge

transitive verb mis·charge \ ˌmis-ˈchärj \

medical Definition of mischarge

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 Science2008

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