aversive


aver·sive

adjective \ə-ˈvər-siv, -ziv\

Definition of AVERSIVE

:  tending to avoid or causing avoidance of a noxious or punishing stimulus <behavior modification by aversive stimulation>
aver·sive·ly adverb
aver·sive·ness noun

First Known Use of AVERSIVE

1923

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

aver·sive

adjective \ə-ˈvər-siv, -ziv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AVERSIVE

: tending to avoid or causing avoidance of a noxious or punishing stimulus <behavior modification by aversive conditioning>
aver·sive·ly adverb
aver·sive·ness noun

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