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English definition of “aversion therapy”

aversion therapy

noun [U] uk   us  
a method of treating habits or types of behaviour that are not wanted or not acceptable, by causing the patient to connect them with bad feelings: Despite what many people think, aversion therapy is no longer used by professional psychologists in this country.Counselling and psychotherapy
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