contraindicated

adjective
con·​tra·​in·​di·​cat·​ed | \ ˌkän-trə-ˈin-də-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce contraindicated (audio) \

Definition of contraindicated

: not advised as a course of treatment or procedure The use of most salt substitutes is contraindicated for patients with chronic renal disease because many contain large amounts of potassium.Nutritional Support Handbook The potential recipients must demonstrate adequate medical need (that is, they will die if a transplantation is not provided within the near future), lack of contraindicated medical factors (such as metastatic cancer), a willingness to participate in an arduous medical undertaking, and financial capability …— Carl Greiner

First Known Use of contraindicated

1811, in the meaning defined above

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“Contraindicated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contraindicated. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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contraindicated

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English Language Learners Definition of contraindicated

medical used to say that something (such as a treatment, procedure, or activity) should not be done or used in a particular situation for medical reasons

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