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aversion therapy

noun

Definition of aversion therapy

  1. :  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)



1946

First Known Use of aversion therapy

1946


Medical Dictionary

aversion therapy

noun

Medical Definition of aversion therapy

  1. :  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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