[ kon-truh-in-di-keyt ]
/ ˌkɒn trəˈɪn dɪˌkeɪt /
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verb (used with object), con·tra·in·di·cat·ed, con·tra·in·di·cat·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
OTHER WORDS FROM contraindicatecon·tra·in·di·cant [kon-truh-in-di-kuhnt], /ˌkɒn trəˈɪn dɪ kənt/, nouncon·tra·in·di·ca·tion, noun
Words nearby contraindicate
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Example sentences from the Web for contraindicate
The existence of polyarthritis, of peri- or endocarditis, of pneumonia or pleurisy, does not contraindicate the cold bathing.
Recent or threatened hemorrhage from the stomach would contraindicate the use of the stomach-tube.
British Dictionary definitions for contraindicate
/ (ˌkɒntrəˈɪndɪˌkeɪt) /
(tr; usually passive) med to advise against or indicate the possible danger of (a drug, treatment, etc)
Derived forms of contraindicatecontraindicant, nouncontraindication, noun
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Medical definitions for contraindicate
[ kŏn′trə-ĭn′dĭ-kāt′ ]
To indicate the inadvisability of something, such as a medical treatment.
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