Contraindicate Con"tra*in*"di*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contraindicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contraindicating}.] (Med.) To indicate, as by a symptom, some method of treatment contrary to that which the general tenor of the case would seem to require; especially, to indicate that a particular method of treatment should not be used; as, penicilin is contraindicated in patients who have shown hypersensitivity. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Contraindicating symptoms must be observed. --Harvey. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • contraindicate — 1660s, from CONTRA (Cf. contra ) + INDICATE (Cf. indicate). Related: Contraindicated; contraindication (1620s) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • contraindicate — transitive verb Date: 1666 to make (a treatment or procedure) inadvisable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • contraindicate — verb To make inadvisable; to warn against a specific medicine or treatment …   Wiktionary

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  • contraindicate — con·tra·in·di·cate || ‚kÉ’ntrÉ™ ɪndɪkeɪt v. give a contradictory order …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • contraindicate — con·tra·indicate …   English syllables

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