AVER'SION, noun [Latin averto.]
1. Opposition or repugnance of mind; dislike; disinclination; reluctance; hatred. Usually this word expresses moderate hatred, or opposition of mind, not amounting to abhorrence or detestation. It ought generally to be followed by to before the object. [See averse.] Sometimes it admits of for.
A freeholder is bred with an aversion to subjection.
2. Opposition or contrariety of nature; applied to inanimate substances.
Magnesia, notwithstanding this aversion to solution, forms a kind of paste with water.
3. The cause of dislike.
Pain their aversion pleasure their desire.