treatment

noun
treat·​ment | \ ˈtrēt-mənt \

Definition of treatment

1a : the act or manner or an instance of treating someone or something : handling, usage the star requires careful treatment
b : the techniques or actions customarily applied in a specified situation
2a : a substance or technique used in treating
b : an experimental condition

Examples of treatment in a Sentence

We want to ensure equal treatment for everyone. The law requires humane treatment of prisoners. It's a complicated issue that requires careful treatment. The book's treatment of this important issue is unimpressive. Previous treatments of this topic have ignored some key issues. The patient required immediate medical treatment. She is receiving treatment for cancer. The drug has been approved as a treatment for AIDS.
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Laser treatments are also an option of long-lasting results. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "How to Get Rid of Dark Circles," 4 Feb. 2019 Window treatments are a huge piece of decorating any space. Madeleine Bokan, House Beautiful, "These Custom Window Shades Are 30% Off," 15 Jan. 2019 When the treatment was over, the results were stark. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Some promising news for kids with peanut allergies," 23 Nov. 2018 YouTube The latest Disney animated classic to get the live-action remake treatment is Aladdin and the studio has finally released a first look at the movie. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "The First Teaser Trailer for Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Is Here," 12 Oct. 2018 Many are broke from paying for treatment or raising their grandchildren at retirement age. Claire Galofaro, The Seattle Times, "Moms of the dead from drugs: “Where is the outrage for us?”," 29 Jan. 2019 Christina Ricci plays investigative journalist Nellie Bly, born Elizabeth Cochran Seaman, who went undercover to expose the horrendous conditions and treatment at the notorious Women's Lunatic Asylum in Roosevelt Island. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Christina Ricci Is Glad Social Media Didn't Exist When She Was a Young Star," 19 Jan. 2019 How to Rent the Happy House The house costs from $400 per person per day (inclusive of all meals, drinks, overnight treks, mountain biking, and wellness treatments; helicopter transfers cost extra); children under 16 are half-price. Sophy Roberts, Condé Nast Traveler, "On Your Next Trip to Nepal, Rent the House Sir Edmund Hillary Loved," 20 Dec. 2018 When weekly extractions and laser treatments are involved, maintaining the enviable glass skin of a K-pop star can definitely uncomfortable. Devon Abelman, Allure, "How Beauty Keeps Tiffany Young True to Her K-Pop Roots," 9 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of treatment

circa 1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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treatment

noun

English Language Learners Definition of treatment

: the way that you think of and act toward someone or something
: the way that you deal with or discuss a subject
: something that deals with or discusses a subject

treatment

noun
treat·​ment | \ ˈtrēt-mənt \

Kids Definition of treatment

1 : the act or manner of treating someone or something The dog received rough treatment by his previous owners.
2 : medical or surgical care The accident victim required immediate treatment.
3 : a substance or method used in treating a treatment for acne waste treatment

treatment

noun
treat·​ment | \ ˈtrēt-mənt \

Medical Definition of treatment

1 : the action or manner of treating a patient medically or surgically treatment of tuberculosis
2 : an instance of treating the cure required many treatments

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