aversion therapy


aversion therapy

noun

Definition of AVERSION THERAPY

:  therapy intended to suppress an undesirable habit or behavior (as smoking) by associating the habit or behavior with a noxious or punishing stimulus (as electric shock)

First Known Use of AVERSION THERAPY

1946

aversion therapy

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AVERSION THERAPY

: therapy intended to suppress an undesirable habit or behavior (as smoking or overeating) by associating the habit or behavior with a noxious or punishing stimulus (as an electric shock)

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