Definition of contraindicate in US English:



[with object]usually be contraindicated
  • (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’
    • ‘Immunization during pregnancy is contraindicated because the effects on the fetus are unknown.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In these situations oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are contraindicated.’
    • ‘The vaccine is contraindicated in pregnant women, children under the age of six years, and immunocompromised patients.’