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adjective aver·sive \ə-ˈvər-siv, -ziv\

Definition of aversive

  1. :  tending to avoid or causing avoidance of a noxious or punishing stimulus <behavior modification by aversive stimulation>

aversively adverb
aversiveness noun


1923

First Known Use of aversive

1923


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aversive

adjective aver·sive \ə-ˈvər-siv, -ziv\

Medical Definition of aversive

  1. :  tending to avoid or causing avoidance of a noxious or punishing stimulus <behavior modification by aversive conditioning>

aversively adverb
aversiveness noun



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aversive

noun aver·sive

Medical Definition of aversive

  1. :  a noxious or punishing stimulus used to suppress an undesirable behavior or habit <Aversives enter the picture because, although many “positive” (nonpunitive) methods for stopping self-injurious behaviors have been developed, they don't work in all cases.—Constance Holden, Science, 31 Aug. 1990>




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