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contraindicate

[ kon-truh-in-di-keyt ]
/ 藢k蓲n tr蓹藞瑟n d瑟藢ke瑟t /
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Definition of contraindicate

verb (used with object), con路tra路in路di路cat路ed, con路tra路in路di路cat路ing.Medicine/Medical.
(of a symptom or condition) to give indication against the advisability of (a particular or usual remedy or treatment).
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Origin of contraindicate

First recorded in 1660鈥70; probably back formation from contraindication;see contra1, indication

OTHER WORDS FROM contraindicate

con路tra路in路di路cant [kon-truh-in-di-kuhnt], /藢k蓲n tr蓹藞瑟n d瑟 k蓹nt/, nouncon路tra路in路di路ca路tion [kon-truh-in-di-key-shuhn], /藢k蓲n tr蓹藢瑟n d瑟藞ke瑟 蕛蓹n/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for contraindicate

contraindicate
/ (藢k蓲ntr蓹藞瑟nd瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb
(tr; usually passive) med to advise against or indicate the possible danger of (a drug, treatment, etc)

Derived forms of contraindicate

contraindicant, nouncontraindication, noun
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Medical definitions for contraindicate

contraindicate
[ k艔n鈥瞭r蓹-沫nd沫-k膩t鈥 ]

v.
To indicate the inadvisability of something, such as a medical treatment.
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