- a reprimand, punishment, or agent, used in aversive conditioning: Antabuse is a commonly used aversive in the treatment of alcoholism.
Origin of aversive
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Related Words for aversivedisinterested, insensitive, lukewarm, callous, unconcerned, cruel, unpleasant, aloof, indifferent, apathetic, unresponsive, antipathetic, cold, cold-blooded, cool, frigid, halfhearted, hard, harsh, heartless
Examples from the Web for aversive
Contemporary Examples of aversive
That attitude has no doubt influenced whether these experiences are pleasurable or aversive.Can Women Orgasm During Childbirth?
June 9, 2013
Historical Examples of aversive
Here he found a most congenial orbit, for his tastes were aversive to the rough and tumble of political strife.Makers and Romance of Alabama History
B. F. Riley
- tending to dissuade or repel
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