Meaning of aversive

a•ver•sive

Pronunciation: (u-vûr'siv, -ziv), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to aversion.
  2. of or pertaining to aversive conditioning.
—n.
  1. a reprimand, punishment, or agent, used in aversive conditioning: Antabuse is a commonly used aversive in the treatment of alcoholism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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