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aversive conditioning

noun, Psychology, Psychiatry.
1.
a type of behavior conditioning in which noxious stimuli are associated with undesirable or unwanted behavior that is to be modified or abolished, as the use of nausea-inducing drugs in the treatment of alcoholism.
Also called aversive therapy, aversion therapy.
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