contraindicate

[kon-truh-in-di-keyt]
verb (used with object), con·tra·in·di·cat·ed, con·tra·in·di·cat·ing. Medicine/Medical.
  1. (of a symptom or condition) to give indication against the advisability of (a particular or usual remedy or treatment).

Origin of contraindicate

1660–70; probably back formation from contraindication. See contra1, indication
Related formscon·tra·in·di·cant [kon-truh-in-di-kuh nt] /ˌkɒn trəˈɪn dɪ kənt/, nouncon·tra·in·di·ca·tion, noun
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contraindicate

verb
  1. (tr; usually passive) med to advise against or indicate the possible danger of (a drug, treatment, etc)
Derived Formscontraindicant, nouncontraindication, noun
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Word Origin and History for contraindicate
v.

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

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contraindicate in Medicine

contraindicate

[kŏn′trə-ĭndĭ-kāt′]
v.
  1. To indicate the inadvisability of something, such as a medical treatment.
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