contraindicate

verb con·tra·in·di·cate \ ˌkän-trə-ˈin-də-ˌkāt \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of contraindicate

transitive verb
:to make (a treatment or procedure) inadvisable

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First Known Use of contraindicate

1666


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contraindicate

transitive verb con·tra·in·di·cate \ ˌkän-trə-ˈin-də-ˌkāt \

medical Definition of contraindicate

contraindicated; contraindicating
:to make (a treatment or procedure) inadvisable

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