transitive verb
mis·​improve | \ "+\

Definition of misimprove

1 : to use wrongly : make an improper use of : abuse has misimproved and wasted his talents
2 archaic : to make worse in an attempt to improve

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Other Words from misimprove

misimprovement \ "+ \ noun

History and Etymology for misimprove

mis- entry 1 + improve

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