treatment

noun treat·ment \ ˈtrēt-mənt \

Definition of treatment

1 a :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
2 a :a substance or technique used in treating
b :an experimental condition

Examples of treatment in a Sentence

  1. We want to ensure equal treatment for everyone.

  2. The law requires humane treatment of prisoners.

  3. It's a complicated issue that requires careful treatment.

  4. The book's treatment of this important issue is unimpressive.

  5. Previous treatments of this topic have ignored some key issues.

  6. The patient required immediate medical treatment.

  7. She is receiving treatment for cancer.

  8. The drug has been approved as a treatment for AIDS.

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First Known Use of treatment

circa 1560



TREATMENT Defined for English Language Learners

treatment

noun

Definition of treatment for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

treatment

noun treat·ment \ ˈtrēt-mənt \

Definition of treatment for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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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