post·​treat·​ment ˌpōst-ˈtrēt-mənt How to pronounce posttreatment (audio)
: occurring after medical treatment
a posttreatment relapse
posttreatment care
posttreatment adverb
examined three months posttreatment

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And there's no downtime or posttreatment redness to contend with, which is always a bonus. Sarah Wu, Glamour, 23 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of posttreatment was in 1927

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“Posttreatment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


post·​treat·​ment (ˈ)pōst-ˈtrēt-mənt How to pronounce posttreatment (audio)
: relating to, typical of, or occurring in the period following treatment
posttreatment examinations
posttreatment adverb
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