- to act or behave toward (a person) in some specified way: to treat someone with respect.
- to consider or regard in a specified way, and deal with accordingly: to treat a matter as unimportant.
- to deal with (a disease, patient, etc.) in order to relieve or cure.
- to deal with in speech or writing; discuss.
- to deal with, develop, or represent artistically, especially in some specified manner or style: to treat a theme realistically.
- to subject to some agent or action in order to bring about a particular result: to treat a substance with an acid.
- to entertain; give hospitality to: He treats diplomats in the lavish surroundings of his country estate.
- to provide food, entertainment, gifts, etc., at one's own expense: Let me treat you to dinner.
- to deal with a subject in speech or writing; discourse: a work that treats of the caste system in India.
- to give, or bear the expense of, a treat: Is it my turn to treat?
- to carry on negotiations with a view to a settlement; discuss terms of settlement; negotiate.
- entertainment, food, drink, etc., given by way of compliment or as an expression of friendly regard.
- anything that affords particular pleasure or enjoyment.
- the act of treating.
- one's turn to treat.
Origin of treat
Examples from the Web for untreated
In North Carolina, they let a 54-year-old untreated schizophrenic die of thirst after 35 days in solitary confinement.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On
November 10, 2014
This, of course, was untreated until he reached death row, after which he became a “model inmate.”Who Gets to Decide Who Lives or Dies?
September 5, 2014
Nearly two-thirds of the sewage in the megacity of Dhaka, with 15 million people, is untreated.Welcome to the Billion-Man Slum
August 25, 2014
“Untreated,” in this case, refers to firewood that has not been heat-treated.Brooklyn’s Booming Firewood Industry
July 8, 2014
Untreated depression may have its own negative ramifications.Expectant Moms, Don't Ditch SSRIs Over Autism Fears Just Yet
April 17, 2014
If untreated it lasts for years and it may destroy the cornea and consequently the sight.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
The life-history of an untreated gumma varies with its environment.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
This "treated" filament has a coating of hard carbon and its electrical resistance is greater than that of the untreated filament.
The treated filament was found to be a harder form of carbon that did not volatilize as rapidly as the untreated filament.
This untreated rock, pulverized exceedingly fine, often is known as floats.
- (of an illness, etc) not having been dealt with
- not having been processed in any wayuntreated sewage
- a celebration, entertainment, gift, or feast given for or to someone and paid for by another
- any delightful surprise or specially pleasant occasion
- the act of treating
- (tr) to deal with or regard in a certain mannershe treats school as a joke
- (tr) to apply treatment toto treat a patient for malaria
- (tr) to subject to a process or to the application of a substanceto treat photographic film with developer
- (tr ; often foll by to) to provide (someone) (with) as a treathe treated the children to a trip to the zoo
- (intr usually foll by of) formal to deal (with), as in writing or speaking
- (intr) formal to discuss settlement; negotiate
Word Origin and History for untreated
c.1300, "negotiate, bargain, deal with," from Old French traiter (12c.), from Latin tractare "manage, handle, deal with," originally "drag about," frequentative of trahere (past participle tractus) "to pull, draw" (see tract (n.1)). Meaning "to entertain with food and drink by way of compliment or kindness (or bribery)" is recorded from c.1500. Sense of "deal with in speech or writing" (early 14c.) led to the use in medicine (1781), "to attempt to heal or cure." Related: Treated; treating.
late 14c., "action of discussing terms," from treat (v.). Sense of "a treating with food and drink" (1650s) was extended by 1770 to "anything that gives pleasure."
- To give medical aid to someone.
- To give medical aid to counteract a disease or condition.
Idioms and Phrases with untreated
In addition to the idiom beginning with treat
- treat like dirt
- Dutch treat
- trick or treat