miscorrect

transitive verb
mis·​correct

Definition of miscorrect

: to make a mistake in an attempt to correct “the reason I think you're silly is that—is because—” she miscorrected herself— Philip Wylie

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“Miscorrect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscorrect. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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