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

Definition of mischarge

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

Other Words from mischarge

mischarge \ ˈmis-​ˌchärj How to pronounce mischarge (audio) \ 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mischarge. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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

Medical Definition of mischarge

: 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, 2008

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