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I would like to use a verb or an adjective similar to " to go wrong" as in the following example but I could not find.

A myriad of scientists endeavored and even some of them sacrificed their lives due to/through accidents that happened during ? experiments that had gone wrong.

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    You can envisage a scientist such as Marie Curie who passed away due to being exposed X-rays so I do not want to use the word failed for these kind of experiments. They just did not know everything. – Mrt Sep 19 '18 at 22:13
  • A related word is misadventure, although that is a noun. – stangdon Sep 19 '18 at 22:19
  • @stangdon how about this one : "...sacrificed their lives due to a series of misadventures involving / concerning experiments they conducted" – Mrt Sep 19 '18 at 22:27
  • How about experiments with unexpected consequences? – Michael Rybkin Sep 19 '18 at 22:54
  • @Mrt - I think "sacrificed their lives due to misadventures involving experiments" would be a good phrasing. We usually say that someone died due to misadventure, so saying that they died from a series of misadventures sounds a little odd. involving is better than concerning, because concerning makes it sound like the misadventures were about the experiments. – stangdon Sep 20 '18 at 11:53
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A very good point is mentioned by Mrt in the comment. Marie Curie sacrificed her life to gift us the science of X-rays that would later save lives of millions. So, in such cases, telling it the experiments that went wrong or were failed is not good.

Now, if the experiments have gone wrong not just for the scientists but also for the rest of the world, as we see movies, they are popularly known as bizarre experiments. A wise man's advice is: Bizarre experiments should never be repeated.

But in your case, you want to tell that many lost their lives because experiments went in some other directions, it's safe to use a little phrase rather than going for a single word that may make it ambiguous.

Surprisingly, you wrote that answer in your question only!

A myriad of scientists endeavored and even some of them sacrificed their lives due to/through accidents that happened during experiments that had gone wrong [sic].

It's up to you to use any adjective; for instance, shocking experiments that went wrong.

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