- (of a symptom or condition) to give indication against the advisability of (a particular or usual remedy or treatment).
Origin of contraindicate
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Examples from the Web for contraindicated
Sound claret, with or without Seltzer-water, is not contraindicated.
In our opinion, moreover, it is contraindicated in convulsive affections.Tics and Their Treatment
All alcoholic drinks are contraindicated in these cases and must be forbidden.Psychotherapy
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The use of the lancet is contraindicated, for the cut surfaces would be liable to ulceration.
It is contraindicated or should be used with caution if cerebral symptoms are present.
- (tr; usually passive) med to advise against or indicate the possible danger of (a drug, treatment, etc)
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Word Origin and History for contraindicated
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- To indicate the inadvisability of something, such as a medical treatment.
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