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mis- +‎ mate


mismate (third-person singular simple present mismates, present participle mismating, simple past and past participle mismated)

  1. (transitive) To mate or match wrongly or unsuitably; mismatch.
    to mismate gloves or shoes
    a mismated couple

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for mismate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)