pretreat

verb
pre·​treat | \ ˌprē-ˈtrēt How to pronounce pretreat (audio) \
variants: or pre-treat
pretreated or pre-treated; pretreating or pre-treating

Definition of pretreat

transitive verb

: to treat previously : to subject to pretreatment pretreat the stain before washing pretreated the roads with sand/salt before the snowstorm pretreating wastewater … he now pretreats patients with medicines to counter possible reactions.— Elisabeth Rosenthal

First Known Use of pretreat

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Pretreat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pretreat. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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pre·​treat | \ -ˈtrēt How to pronounce pretreat (audio) \

Medical Definition of pretreat

: to subject to pretreatment

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