non·​treat·​ment | \ ˌnän-ˈtrēt-mənt How to pronounce nontreatment (audio) \
plural nontreatments

Definition of nontreatment

: an absence or lack of treatment (such as medical treatment) … the risks and benefits of pharmacological treatment against the risks and benefits of nontreatment— Stephen M. Stahl

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Neu hopes to provide hard evidence with a small clinical trial: A random selection of premature infants who would have been given antibiotics automatically will instead be placed in a nontreatment control group. Marla Broadfoot, Science | AAAS, "Too many antibiotics can give preemies a lifetime of ill health," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of nontreatment

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nontreatment was in 1838

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