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contraindicate

con·tra·in·di·cate

contraindicate

pronunciation:
kan tr In dih keIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: contraindicated, contraindicates, contraindicating
definition: in medicine, to indicate that (a particular medicine or treatment) should not be used.
His symptoms contraindicate surgery.
derivation: contraindication (n.)
Word Parts
The word contraindicate contains the following parts:
counter-, contra- Latin prefix that means against, in the opposite direction
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).