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Definition of malfunction verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they malfunction
he / she / it malfunctions
past simple malfunctioned
-ing form malfunctioning
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(of a machine, etc.) to fail to work correctly He was killed when his parachute malfunctioned. malfunctioning body cells
malfunction noun [countable, uncountable]
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The drug caused a malfunction in the brain.