pressure-treated

[ presh-er-tree-tid ]
/ ˈprɛʃ ərˌtri tɪd /

adjective

(of wood) treated with a chemical or chemicals applied under pressure to reduce such problems as insect infestation, decay, and rotting.

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Origin of pressure-treated

First recorded in 1935–40
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