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treatment

[treet-muh nt]
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noun
  1. an act or manner of treating.
  2. action or behavior toward a person, animal, etc.
  3. management in the application of medicines, surgery, etc.
  4. literary or artistic handling, especially with reference to style.
  5. subjection to some agent or action.
  6. 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
Related formsnon·treat·ment, nouno·ver·treat·ment, nounpost·treat·ment, adjectiveself-treat·ment, noun

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1. handling, management, conduct, approach.
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British Dictionary definitions for self-treatment

self-treatment

noun
  1. the act or an instance of applying (medical) treatment to oneself
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treatment

noun
  1. the application of medicines, surgery, psychotherapy, etc, to a patient or to a disease or symptom
  2. the manner of handling or dealing with a person or thing, as in a literary or artistic work
  3. the act, practice, or manner of treating
  4. films an expansion of a script into sequence form, indicating camera angles, dialogue, etc
  5. 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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Word Origin and History for self-treatment

treatment

n.

"conduct, behavior," 1560s, from treat + -ment. In the medical sense, it is first recorded 1744.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

self-treatment in Medicine

self-treatment

n.
  1. Treatment of oneself without professional supervision so as to alleviate an illness or a condition.
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treatment

(trētmənt)
n.
  1. 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 self-treatment

treatment

see red carpet (treatment).

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