mis·​con·​nect ˌmis-kə-ˈnekt How to pronounce misconnect (audio)
misconnected; misconnecting

transitive + intransitive

: to connect (something) in a wrong or improper way
Spark plug wires should be replaced one at a time between the distributor cap or ignition coils and the spark plugs to avoid misconnecting the wires. If you misconnect the wires, the engine will not run.Ronald G. Haefner
two people who sometimes misconnect

Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misconnect was in 1883

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“Misconnect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misconnect. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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