TEM8 GRE TOEFL
1、a- "ab-, away" + vers- + -ion.
2、字面含义：turn away. => turned away in mind or feeling.
4、Originally and usually in English in the mental sense, while avert is used in a physical sense.
- aversion (n.)
- "a turning away from," 1590s; figurative sense of "mental attitude of repugnance" is from 1650s, from Middle French aversion and directly from Latin aversionem (nominative aversio), noun of action from past participle stem of aversus "turned away, backwards, behind, hostile," itself past participle of avertere (see avert). Earlier in the literal sense of "a turning away from" (1590s). Aversion therapy in psychology is from 1950.
- 1. He had an aversion to getting up early.
- 2. I underwent aversion therapy for my addiction to smoking.
- 3. He has a strong aversion to dogs.
- 4. Cats have a natural aversion to water.
- 5. Selective aversion to certain risks may entail acceptance of other greater risks.
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