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noun aver·sion \ə-ˈvər-zhən, -shən\

Medical Definition of AVERSION

:  a feeling of repugnance toward something with a desire to avoid or turn from it
:  a tendency to extinguish a behavior or to avoid a thing or situation and especially a usually pleasurable one because it is or has been associated with a noxious stimulus <conditioning of food aversions by drug injection>


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