misprogram

verb mis·pro·gram \ ˌmis-ˈprō-ˌgram , -grəm \

Definition of misprogram

misprogrammed or misprogramed; misprogramming or misprograming
: 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

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