aversive

[uh-vur-siv, -ziv]

adjective

of or relating to aversion.
of or relating to aversive conditioning.

noun

a reprimand, punishment, or agent, used in aversive conditioning: Antabuse is a commonly used aversive in the treatment of alcoholism.

Nearby words

  1. averroës,
  2. averse,
  3. aversely,
  4. aversion,
  5. aversion therapy,
  6. aversive conditioning,
  7. avert,
  8. avertin,
  9. avery,
  10. avery, milton

Origin of aversive

First recorded in 1590–1600; avers(ion) + -ive

Related formsa·ver·sive·ly, adverba·ver·sive·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for aversive

aversive

adjective

tending to dissuade or repel
Derived Formsaversively, adverb

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