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aversive

[uh-vur-siv, -ziv] /əˈvɜr sɪv, -zɪv/
adjective
1.
of or relating to aversion.
2.
of or relating to aversive conditioning.
noun
3.
a reprimand, punishment, or agent, used in aversive conditioning:
Antabuse is a commonly used aversive in the treatment of alcoholism.
Origin of aversive
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; avers(ion) + -ive
Related forms
aversively, adverb
aversiveness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aversiveness

aversive

/əˈvɜːsɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to dissuade or repel
Derived Forms
aversively, adverb
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