aver'sive condi'tioning

Psychol., Psychiatry.
a type of behavior conditioning in which noxious stimuli are associated with undesirable or unwanted behavior that is to be modified or abolished, as the use of nausea-inducing drugs in the treatment of alcoholism. Also called aver'sive ther'apy, aver'sion ther"apy.

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