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aversive

[uh-vur-siv, -ziv] /əˈvɜr sɪv, -zɪv/
adjective
1.
of or relating to aversion.
2.
of or relating to aversive conditioning.
noun
3.
a reprimand, punishment, or agent, used in aversive conditioning:
Antabuse is a commonly used aversive in the treatment of alcoholism.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; avers(ion) + -ive
Related forms
aversively, adverb
aversiveness, noun
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  • Favorite of people who are aversive to sharp colors and unambiguous articulations.
  • Relaxation and exposure to aversive stimuli ameliorate many such disorders, even if the ultimate cause is unknown.
  • For people with bipolar disorder, thoughts can race so quickly that the manic feeling becomes aversive.
  • Expect a huge number of future false positives in our increasingly risk-aversive society, including tornado predictions.
  • Some characters always followed the cheery puppies and rainbows, while some always appeared after the aversive sewage and spiders.
British Dictionary definitions for aversive

aversive

/əˈvɜːsɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to dissuade or repel
Derived Forms
aversively, adverb
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