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Definition of "treatment" []

  • The act, manner, or method of handling or dealing with someone or something: "the right to equal treatment in the criminal and juvenile justice system” ( Susan C. Ross). (noun)
  • Informal The usual methods of dealing with a given situation: gave the opposing team the treatment. (noun)
  • Administration or application of remedies to a patient or for a disease or injury; medicinal or surgical management; therapy. (noun)
  • The substance or remedy so applied. (noun)
  • A written sketch outlining the plot, characters, and action for a screenplay but not including certain elements of a finished screenplay, such as camera directions and dialogue. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "treatment" in a sentence
  • "But when this treatment increases the pain, or fails altogether to remove it, we have a trouble which calls for the _very opposite treatment_."
  • "This condition was the result of neglected treatment of decayed teeth.] _The treatment_ consists in the prompt removal of the tooth."
  • "The difference in treatment is that the public is vicious when the offender professes their morality, to wit, family values."