treatment

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

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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It must be professionally installed, but installers can mix a wide range of colors, and even do artistic treatments like embedding glass or other materials. Joe Lindsey, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Countertop Materials," 9 May 2019 Maybe if there were more examples of imperfect teeth reflected in media, there would be less pressure to spend an average of $3,000 to $7,000 on braces or to go into debt to fund cosmetic dental treatment. Alaina Leary, Glamour, "The Reaction to Gucci's Ad Doesn't Surprise Me—I Grew Up With 'Bad Teeth'," 9 May 2019 This no-soak treatment also works well for turquoise and opals (which are also porous stones). Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Your Jewelry Like a Pro," 7 May 2019 Through the online service, people can send photos of their symptoms, and receive clinical evaluation and treatment. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "Did Coachella Trigger This Major Herpes Outbreak in California?," 30 Apr. 2019 Now her team was hoping to figure out likely treatments as well as the best time to intervene. Paula Spencer Scott, Woman's Day, "I Participated in a Clinical Study to See if I Had Dementia — Here's What I Learned," 26 Mar. 2019 Kick start that next-level rejuvenation with an O2 treatment at the St. Regis spa or the slope-side Jacuzzi at Little Nell, then continue by sipping 40-year-old ports by the fire in Hotel Jerome's Living Room. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "RIMOWA's New Pop-Up Is One More Reason to Visit Aspen This Winter," 20 Dec. 2018 Shortly after, her husband heard a radio program about a new treatment regimen devised by physician Dale Bredesen that seemed to reverse early stage Alzheimer’s. Linda Marsa, Discover Magazine, "A New Treatment for Alzheimer's? It Starts With Lifestyle," 16 Nov. 2018 But last month, the former actor and arts administrator sought treatment... Beth Howard, WSJ, "Emergency Rooms Get a Makeover for the Elderly," 21 Apr. 2019

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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 How to pronounce treatment (audio) \

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 How to pronounce treatment (audio) \

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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