verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- treasury certificate,
- treasury note,
- treasury of merits,
- treasury stock,
- treasury tag,
- treat like dirt,
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|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This, of course, was untreated until he reached death row, after which he became a “model inmate.”
Nearly two-thirds of the sewage in the megacity of Dhaka, with 15 million people, is untreated.
“Untreated,” in this case, refers to firewood that has not been heat-treated.
Untreated depression may have its own negative ramifications.Expectant Moms, Don't Ditch SSRIs Over Autism Fears Just Yet|Emily Shire|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is true that sapwood will not resist decay as long as heartwood, if both are untreated with preservatives.The Mechanical Properties of Wood|Samuel J. Record
This condition, if untreated, may persist for years and may finally give rise to a general tuberculosis.
The development of the plants was improved and the treated plants flowered about four days before the untreated ones.Inorganic Plant Poisons and Stimulants|Winifred E. Brenchley
An untreated carbon filament is generally termed the primary carbon, and a deposited carbon the secondary carbon.
If the disease be untreated, the muscles in time may become totally paralysed, wasted, and useless.Epilepsy, Hysteria, and Neurasthenia|Isaac G. Briggs
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