verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of treat
Related Words for untreatedorganic, unprocessed, natural, rough, coarse, basic, crude, fresh, uncooked, untreated, green, native, bloody, callow, fibrous, hard, immature, impure, rude, underdone
Examples from the Web for untreated
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of untreated
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.
Word Origin for treat
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."
In addition to the idiom beginning with treat
- treat like dirt
- Dutch treat
- trick or treat