Meaning of aversive conditioning

aver'sive condi'tioning

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— Psychol., Psychiatry. Psychol.,Psychiatry.
  1. a type of behavior conditioning in which noxious stimuli are associated with undesirable or unwanted behavior that is to be modified or abolished, as the use of nausea-inducing drugs in the treatment of alcoholism. Also called
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