Definition of contraindicate in English:



  • (of a condition or circumstance) suggest or indicate that (a particular technique or drug) should not be used in the case in question:

    ‘surgery may also be contraindicated for more general reasons of increased operative risk’
    • ‘In these situations oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are contraindicated.’
    • ‘This drug is also contraindicated in children with anorexia nervosa, bulimia, or epilepsy.’
    • ‘Immuno deficient people and those for whom vaccine is contraindicated can also be helped.’
    • ‘Immunization during pregnancy is contraindicated because the effects on the fetus are unknown.’
    • ‘The vaccine is contraindicated in pregnant women, children under the age of six years, and immunocompromised patients.’