Definition of mislabel in English:

mislabel

transitive verbtransitive verb mislabels, transitive verb mislabeling, transitive verb mislabeled, transitive verb mislabelling, transitive verb mislabelled

[with object]
  • Label wrongly.

    ‘a supplier had mislabeled the packet’
    • ‘The purpose of identity testing is to exclude mislabelling.’
    • ‘Indeed, the photographs and illustrations are often misleading, and frequently mislabelled as well.’
    • ‘Anti-censorship feminism is often very misunderstood and mislabelled and I would recommend this book to anyone, whatever their stance.’
    • ‘If they can get away with war I don't see how something so easily mislabelled as ‘humanitarian aid’ is going to make much difference.’
    • ‘People mislabel the film as a road movie, though I understand it.’
    • ‘Because ordinary people have converted most of the songs from CDs, they often have errors - they are truncated, have audio glitches or are mislabelled.’
    • ‘Well, if you're a Wiccan, and don't care if other traditions are mislabelled as being the same as yours, you need not do anything.’
    • ‘Such patients are then likely to mislabel pretreatment symptoms as drug-related after starting antidepressants.’
    • ‘When people mislabel objects, they often blame themselves for rushing their words or not paying attention.’
    • ‘To call this footage anything other than cutting room floor sweepings would be to mislabel them.’
    • ‘Civil suits are also possible against those who knowingly mislabel their goods.’
    • ‘The mislabelling of potatoes sold through either the retail or catering markets was described as unscrupulous by the IFA.’
    • ‘Japan's consumers have had their trust in food safety battered by a recent rash of scandals involving mislabelled beef, pork and poultry and by an outbreak of mad cow disease last year.’
    • ‘The trail of mislabelled milk powder emerged within the industry in April 2001.’
    • ‘The mislabelling of drugs is a serious matter and undermines the medical procedure and patient confidence.’
    • ‘These could include taking the wrong blood for a patient, mislabelling blood samples, and failing properly to check patients' blood groups at the bedside.’
    • ‘But the Sunday Herald has discovered that supermarkets have already been caught mislabelling organic fish.’
    • ‘Sometimes it is a mislabelled attempt to create corporate loyalty, or to do demographic-based marketing.’
    • ‘I think that this represents mislabelling of the cruellest sort to patients and which is not supported by any scientific or clinical data.’
    • ‘One reader had to download 63 tracks, and then sort through the salted and mislabelled files in order to successfully download all the songs from an album containing 12 songs.’

Pronunciation

mislabel

/misˈlābəl/ /mɪsˈleɪbəl/