Meaning of “contraindication” in the English Dictionary

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contraindicationnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɒn.trəˌɪn.dɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌkɑːn.trəˌɪn.dəˈkeɪ.ʃən/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Syphilis contracted late in the pregnancy, and tuberculosis, are contraindications, owing to the danger of the mother infecting the child. 

(Definition of “contraindication” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)