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English definition of “contraindication”

contraindication

noun [C]     /ˌkɒn.trəˌɪn.dɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌkɑːn-/ specialized
a sign that someone should not continue with a particular medicine or treatment because it is or might be harmfulSymptoms and diagnosis of medical problems
(Definition of contraindication noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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