aversion therapy

noun
Updated on: 3 Mar 2018

Definition of aversion therapy

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

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1946

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aversion therapy

noun

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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