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 for contraindicate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Contraindicate \Con"tra*in*"di*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Contraindicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Contraindicating.]
     To indicate, as by a symptom, some method of treatment
     contrary to that which the general tenor of the case would
     seem to require; especially, to indicate that a particular
     method of treatment should not be used; as, penicilin is
     contraindicated in patients who have shown hypersensitivity.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]
           Contraindicating symptoms must be observed. --Harvey.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: make a treatment inadvisable [ant: indicate, suggest]

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