self-treatment

noun
self-treat·​ment | \ ˌself-ˈtrēt-mənt How to pronounce self-treatment (audio) \
plural self-treatments

Definition of self-treatment

: the act or an instance of medicating oneself or treating one's own disease without medical supervision or intervention Unlike other foot problems, bunions are not amenable to self-treatment.Consumer Reports Some attempt risky self-treatments, such as bathing in kerosene or bleach …— Aimee Cunningham

Other Words from self-treatment

self-treat \ ˌself-​ˈtrēt How to pronounce self-treatment (audio) \ transitive verb self-treated; self-treating; self-treats
self-treat athlete's foot

First Known Use of self-treatment

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-treatment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-treatment. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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self-treatment

noun
self-treat·​ment | \ ˈself-ˈtrēt-mənt How to pronounce self-treatment (audio) \

Medical Definition of self-treatment

: the act or an instance of medicating oneself or treating one's own disease without medical supervision or intervention Unlike other foot problems, bunions are not amenable to self-treatment.Consumer Reports

Other Words from self-treatment

self-treat transitive verb self-treated; self-treating
self-treat poison ivy

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