an act or manner of treating.
action or behavior toward a person, animal, etc.
management in the application of medicines, surgery, etc.
literary or artistic handling, especially with reference to style.
subjection to some agent or action.
Movies, Television. a preliminary outline of a film or teleplay laying out the key scenes, characters, and locales.
- non·treat·ment, noun
- o·ver·treat·ment, noun
- post·treat·ment, adjective
- self-treatment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for treatment
the application of medicines, surgery, psychotherapy, etc, to a patient or to a disease or symptom
the manner of handling or dealing with a person or thing, as in a literary or artistic work
the act, practice, or manner of treating
films an expansion of a script into sequence form, indicating camera angles, dialogue, etc
the treatment slang the usual manner of dealing with a particular type of person (esp in the phrase give someone the (full) treatment)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with treatment
see red carpet (treatment).
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