aversive aversive adj. 1. of or pertaining to aversion. [WordNet 1.5]

2. exhibiting avoidance or causing avoidance. aversive conditioning aversive behavior [WordNet 1.5]

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  • aversive — [ə vʉr′siv] adj. [ AVERS(ION) + IVE] 1. characterized by aversion 2. Psychol. designating or having to do with conditioning, therapy, etc. intended to produce an aversion to a certain kind of undesirable behavior …   English World dictionary

  • aversive — aversively, adv. aversiveness, n. /euh verr siv, ziv/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to aversion. 2. of or pertaining to aversive conditioning. n. 3. a reprimand, punishment, or agent, used in aversive conditioning: Antabuse is a commonly used… …   Universalium

  • aversive — a•ver•sive [[t]əˈvɜr sɪv, zɪv[/t]] adj. 1) psl of or pertaining to aversion 2) psl of or pertaining to aversive conditioning 3) psl a reprimand, punishment, or agent used in aversive conditioning • Etymology: 1590–1600 a•ver′sive•ly, adv.… …   From formal English to slang

  • aversive — adjective Date: 1923 tending to avoid or causing avoidance of a noxious or punishing stimulus < behavior modification by aversive stimulation > • aversively adverb • aversiveness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aversive — 1. adjective a) Tending to repel, causing avoidance (of a situation, a behaviour, an item, etc), b) Avoidance that can be taught through the use of stimulus that either punish or reinforces. 2. noun The aversive case, also known as the evitative… …   Wiktionary

  • aversive — aver·sive ə vər siv, ziv adj tending to avoid or causing avoidance of a noxious or punishing stimulus <behavior modification by aversive conditioning> aver·sive·ly adv aver·sive·ness n * * * aver·sive (ə vurґsiv) characterized by or… …   Medical dictionary

  • aversive — aversion ► NOUN ▪ a strong dislike or disinclination. DERIVATIVES aversive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • aversive — adjective tending to repel or dissuade aversive conditioning • Pertains to noun: ↑aversion …   Useful english dictionary

  • aversive — adj. disgusting, repulsive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aversive — aver·sive …   English syllables

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