treatment

[treet-muhnt]

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.

Nearby words

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  2. treat,
  3. treat like dirt,
  4. treatable,
  5. treatise,
  6. treaty,
  7. treaty indian,
  8. treaty port,
  9. trebbia,
  10. trebizond

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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British Dictionary definitions for treatment

treatment

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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Word Origin and History for treatment

treatment

n.

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

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Medicine 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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