Weird Words: Contraindicate

by on Apr.04, 2011, under Articles, Weird Words, Writing

Contraindicate

Verb

  • To make inadvisable; to warn against a specific medicine or treatment.

Used in a sentence:

  • The hobo contraindicate the use of cheese as an antiseptic due to its high lactose content.

SourceWikitionary and Phailhaüs

Commentary:

Note this is not the word contradict. This is contra-indicate. As it, do not indicate. Apparently a medical term. There is no way I’ll ever end up using this word just because it looks like contradict and its meaning is very similar to contradict. It just makes me uncomfortable. Yeah, that’s it.

 

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