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covert sensitization

covert sensitization in Medicine

covert sensitization cov·ert sensitization (kŭv'ərt, kō'vərt, kō-vûrt')
n.
Aversive conditioning during which an individual is taught to imagine unpleasant or aversive consequences while engaging in an unwanted habit.

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