misdevelop

verb
mis·​de·​vel·​op | \ ˌmis-di-ˈve-ləp How to pronounce misdevelop (audio) , -dē- \
misdeveloped; misdeveloping

Definition of misdevelop

transitive + intransitive

: to develop wrongly … and its sap-sucking causes the developing seeds to wither and misdevelop.— Leslie Powell … there are plenty of lines of human endeavor … in which standardization is eminently proper; but it is peculiarly easy to misdevelop it into a wooden and cramping formalism.— Theodore Roosevelt

First Known Use of misdevelop

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Misdevelop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdevelop. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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