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malfunction

  
1   
      vb   break down, develop a fault, fail, go wrong  
2   
      n   breakdown, defect, failure, fault, flaw, glitch, impairment  
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malfunction

  
  ( malfunctions    plural & 3rd person present)   ( malfunctioning    present participle)   ( malfunctioned    past tense & past participle  ) If a machine or part of the body malfunctions, it fails to work properly.  
FORMAL      verb  
The radiation can damage microprocessors and computer memories, causing them to malfunction...      V  
      Malfunction is also a noun., n-count  
There must have been a computer malfunction.     

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