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malfunction

verb [I] uk   us   /ˌmælˈfʌŋk.ʃən/ formal
to fail to work or operate correctly

malfunction

noun [C] uk   us   /ˌmælˈfʌŋk.ʃən/ formal
a failure to work or operate correctly: Shortly before the crash the pilot had reported a malfunction of the aircraft's navigation system.
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