Misplaced
Misplace Mis*place", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Misplaced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Misplacing}.] 1. To put in a wrong place; to set or place on an improper or unworthy object; as, he misplaced his confidence. [1913 Webster]

2. To place in a location that one does not recall; to mislay; to lose. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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