mis·​lo·​cate ˌmis-ˈlō-ˌkāt How to pronounce mislocate (audio)
mislocated; mislocating
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
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

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mislocate was in 1846

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“Mislocate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mislocate. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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