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Dictionary Definition



1 care by procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury
2 the management of someone or something; "the handling of prisoners"; "the treatment of water sewage"; "the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system" [syn: handling]
3 a manner of dealing with something artistically; "his treatment of space borrows from Italian architecture"
4 an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased" [syn: discussion, discourse]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The process or manner of treating someone or something.
  2. Medical care for an illness or injury.
  3. The use of a substance or process to preserve or give particular properties to something.

Related terms


process or manner of treating
medical care for an illness or injury
preserving or giving particular properties

Extensive Definition

Treatment may refer to:
In health:
In the arts:
  • Film treatment, a prose telling of a story intended to be turned into a screenplay
In science:
In apparel:
Treatment may also refer to:
treatment in French: Traitement
treatment in Romanian: Tratament

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