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treatment

treat·ment

treatment

 
 
pronunciation:
trit mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of treating, or the way in which one treats another.
She had not known of her father's cruel treatment toward her brother.Her son's treatment of her as an incompetent child made the elderly woman furious.
definition 2: a remedy or series of measures designed to relieve or cure a disease or ailment; therapy.
I've tried many treatments for insomnia but none have been effective.She begins her cancer treatment at the hospital next week.
similar words:
cure
definition 3: the particular way or style in which something is portrayed by a writer or artist.
Feminists have criticized the author's treatment of women, saying that his female characters are always portrayed as weak and passive.
definition 4: a process in which something is acted upon, especially to clean it or preserve it.
The new plant is designed for the treatment of waste water.The treatment of foods with radiation has caused worries among some consumers.
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