mis·​lo·​cate | \ ˌmis-ˈlō-ˌkāt How to pronounce mislocate (audio) , -lō-ˈkāt \
mislocated; mislocating

Definition of mislocate

1 transitive : to incorrectly determine or indicate the location of (someone or something) Mislocating emotion as a feature of the world rather than of the self must overlook an analysis of how and why the self is emotional.— Warren Frederick Morris The new app mislocates some notable points of interest and can't find others at all.— Troy Wolverton
2 transitive + intransitive baseball : to fail to direct (a pitch) to its intended location relative to the strike zone Logan threw another strike before he mislocated an 0-2 fastball that Tomlinson lined into left …— Henry Schulman … and when he mislocated on a couple of pitches, they were able to get some base hits.— John Farrell

First Known Use of mislocate

1846 , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mislocate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mislocate. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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