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aversion therapynoun [U]

uk   /əˈvɜː.ʃən ˌθer.ə.pi/  us   /əˈvɝː.ʒən ˌθer.ə.pi/
a ​method of ​treatinghabits or ​types of ​behaviour that are not ​wanted or not ​acceptable, by ​causing the ​patient to ​connect them with ​badfeelings: Despite what many ​peoplethink, ​aversiontherapy is no ​longer used by ​professionalpsychologists in this ​country.
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