malfunctioning


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mal·func·tion

 (măl-fŭngk′shən)
intr.v. mal·func·tioned, mal·func·tion·ing, mal·func·tions
To fail to function properly.
n.
A failure to function properly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.malfunctioning - not performing or able to perform its regular functionmalfunctioning - not performing or able to perform its regular function; "a malfunctioning valve"
functioning - performing or able to perform its regular function; "a functioning flashlight"
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