Definition of treatment in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtriːtm(ə)nt/


[mass noun]
1The manner in which someone behaves towards or deals with someone or something: the directive required equal treatment for men and women in social security schemes
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  • This made it difficult if not impossible to move in any other direction than towards ever more draconian treatment of prisoners.
  • For me the ban, when implemented, will represent a step towards a more humane treatment of wild animals.
  • The latter doesn't imply justice at all: It does not advocate the equal treatment of people.
behaviour towards, conduct towards, action towards, usage of, use of;
handling of, management of;
dealings with;
1.1The presentation or discussion of a subject: comparison with earlier artists is useful in analysis of the treatment of women in her painting
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  • The volume is a thorough but ultimately formulaic treatment of a subject handled in several previous books.
  • In this area he led the symbolic treatment of the subject.
  • There is of course no treatment, discussion or consideration in the guides themselves of overlap.
presentation, discussion, coverage, handling, investigation, exploration, consideration, study, analysis, critique
1.2 (the full treatment) informal Used to indicate that something is done enthusiastically, vigorously, or to an extreme degree: a bit of soft-shoe shuffle got the full treatment
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  • Some staff made all the ladies up - painted their nails, made sure they were nicely dressed and gave them the full treatment.
  • I can't wait for him to come to Scarborough to give him the full treatment.
  • ‘That guy's going to get the full treatment,’ said the senior officer.
2Medical care given to a patient for an illness or injury: I’m receiving treatment for an injured shoulder [count noun]: anti-cancer treatments
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  • The medical treatment for all patients remained unchanged throughout the study.
  • In effect he found that feeding via intravenous drip constitutes medical treatment, not palliative care.
  • In Japan, the country's National Health Scheme takes total care of medical treatment for heart problems.
therapy, surgery, medical care/attention, care, ministrations, nursing;
(course of) medication, (course of) drugs, medicaments;
cure, remedy
2.1 [count noun] A session of beauty or health care: they now offer the latest in beauty and body treatments
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  • Nine winners will be chosen who will all receive health and beauty treatments.
  • You can spend your days however you like: soaking up the sun on deck, enjoying a beauty treatment or working out in the gym.
  • If you want to get into beauty treatments, have pedicures, because all your ills go to your feet.
3The use of a chemical, physical, or biological agent to preserve or give particular properties to something: the treatment of hazardous waste is particularly expensive
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  • The treatment process physically and chemically binds the CCA to the inside of the wood fibers.
  • The provision of clean water and proper sewage treatment systems depends on the electrical system.
  • Six years ago his company had been sending waste laboratory chemicals for treatment at Waste Control.

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