misemploy

verb mis·em·ploy \ ˌmis-im-ˈplȯi , -em- \

Definition of misemploy

misemployed; misemploying
: to use (something) in a wrong or harmful way
  • The series also tells the story of the fantastic scientific achievements of the time, achievements which would later be misemployed by Hitler's war machine.
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misemployment

play \ˌmis-im-ˈplȯi-mənt, -em-\ noun, plural misemployments
    • the misemployment of her time and talents

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1594

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