treatment

[ treet-muhnt ]
/ ˈtrit mənt /

noun

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.

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Origin of treatment

First recorded in 1550–60; treat + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM treatment

non·treat·ment, nouno·ver·treat·ment, nounpost·treat·ment, adjectiveself-treatment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for treatment

treatment
/ (ˈtriːtmənt) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for treatment

treatment
[ trētmənt ]

n.

Administration or application of remedies to a patient or for a disease or an injury; medicinal or surgical management; therapy.
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Idioms and Phrases with treatment

treatment

see red carpet (treatment).

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