non·​treat·​ment ˌnän-ˈtrēt-mənt How to pronounce nontreatment (audio)
plural nontreatments
: an absence or lack of treatment (such as medical treatment)
… the risks and benefits of pharmacological treatment against the risks and benefits of nontreatmentStephen M. Stahl

Examples of nontreatment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 5 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nontreatment was in 1838

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“Nontreatment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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