Treatment - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtriːtmənt|  American pronunciation of the word treatment
Brit.  |ˈtriːtm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word treatment


- care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury) (syn: intervention)
- the management of someone or something (syn: handling)
the treatment of water sewage
the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system
- a manner of dealing with something artistically
his treatment of space borrows from Italian architecture
- an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic (syn: discourse, discussion)
his treatment of the race question is badly biased

Extra examples

We want to ensure equal treatment for everyone.

The law requires humane treatment of prisoners.

It's a complicated issue that requires careful treatment.

The book's treatment of this important issue is unimpressive.

Previous treatments of this topic have ignored some key issues.

The patient required immediate medical treatment.

She is receiving treatment for cancer.

The drug has been approved as a treatment for AIDS.

There have been great advances in the treatment of cancer.

The best treatment for a cold is to rest and drink lots of fluids.

She was given emergency treatment by paramedics.

Some of the patients had to wait weeks to get the treatment they needed.

Michael responded well to treatment (=got better when he was treated).

Civil rights groups have complained about the harsh treatment of prisoners.

The two young princes were not singled out for special treatment at school.

Word forms

singular: treatment
plural: treatments
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