aversive

[ uh-vur-siv, -ziv ]
/ əˈvɜr sɪv, -zɪv /

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.

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Origin of aversive

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

OTHER WORDS FROM aversive

a·ver·sive·ly, adverba·ver·sive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aversiveness

aversive
/ (əˈvɜːsɪv) /

adjective

tending to dissuade or repel

Derived forms of aversive

aversively, adverb
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