- (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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The existence of polyarthritis, of peri- or endocarditis, of pneumonia or pleurisy, does not contraindicate the cold bathing.
- (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 contraindicate
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- To indicate the inadvisability of something, such as a medical treatment.
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