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contraindicate

[kon-truh-in-di-keyt] /ˌkɒn trəˈɪn dɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), contraindicated, contraindicating. Medicine/Medical
1.
(of a symptom or condition) to give indication against the advisability of (a particular or usual remedy or treatment).
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; probably back formation from contraindication. See contra1, indication
Related forms
contraindicant
[kon-truh-in-di-kuh nt] /ˌkɒn trəˈɪn dɪ kənt/ (Show IPA),
noun
contraindication, noun
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Examples from the web for contraindications
  • Current indications and contraindications for liver transplantation.
  • No evidence of contraindications is present for the needle placement and injection of local anesthetics.
British Dictionary definitions for contraindications

contraindicate

/ˌkɒntrəˈɪndɪˌkeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive; usually passive) (med) to advise against or indicate the possible danger of (a drug, treatment, etc)
Derived Forms
contraindicant, noun
contraindication, noun
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Word Origin and History for contraindications

contraindicate

v.

1660s, from contra- + indicate. Related: Contraindicated; contraindication (1620s).

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contraindications in Medicine

contraindicate con·tra·in·di·cate (kŏn'trə-ĭn'dĭ-kāt')
v. con·tra·in·di·cat·ed, con·tra·in·di·cat·ing, con·tra·in·di·cates
To indicate the inadvisability of something, such as a medical treatment.

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