misprogram

verb
mis·​pro·​gram | \ ˌmis-ˈprō-ˌgram How to pronounce misprogram (audio) , -grəm \
misprogrammed or misprogramed; misprogramming or misprograming

Definition of misprogram

transitive verb

: to program (something, such as a machine) incorrectly Apparently the sender had meant to broadcast the message to different recipients but had misprogrammed the [fax] machine.— Peter H. Lewis If you don't also learn to master the negative ego, it will not only misprogram your thinking, it will misprogram all your feelings and emotions …— Joshua David Stone

First Known Use of misprogram

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Misprogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misprogram. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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