counterconditioning

noun
coun·​ter·​con·​di·​tion·​ing | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-kən-ˈdi-sh(ə-)niŋ How to pronounce counterconditioning (audio) \

Definition of counterconditioning

: conditioning in order to replace an undesirable response (such as fear) to a stimulus (such as an engagement in public speaking) by a favorable one

First Known Use of counterconditioning

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterconditioning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterconditioning. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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counterconditioning

noun
coun·​ter·​con·​di·​tion·​ing | \ ˌkau̇nt-ər-kən-ˈdish-(ə-)niŋ \

Medical Definition of counterconditioning

: conditioning in order to replace an undesirable response (as fear) to a stimulus (as an engagement in public speaking) by a favorable one

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