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treat

[ treet ]
/ trit /
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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
noun
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Origin of treat

1250–1300; Middle English treten (v.) <Old French tretier,traitier<Latin tractāre to drag, handle, treat, frequentative of trahere to drag. See tract1

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How to use treat in a sentence

  • Night Shift By Stephen King Question for you trick-or-treaters: Is Stephen King a short-story writer posing as a novelist?

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  • Carbon plant No. 3, showing treater room and west side batteries of Dorsite treaters.

British Dictionary definitions for treat

treat
/ (triːt) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of treat

treatable, adjectivetreater, noun

Word Origin for treat

C13: from Old French tretier, from Latin tractāre to manage, from trahere to drag
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Medical definitions for treat

treat
[ trēt ]

v.
To give medical aid to someone.
To give medical aid to counteract a disease or condition.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Other Idioms and Phrases with treat

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