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malfunction

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of malfunction

to fail to function or work properly
  • A software problem is causing the system to malfunction.

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The first known use of malfunction was in 1892

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“Malfunction.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/malfunction. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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