follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

treatment

[treet-muh nt] /ˈtrit mənt/
noun
1.
an act or manner of treating.
2.
action or behavior toward a person, animal, etc.
3.
management in the application of medicines, surgery, etc.
4.
literary or artistic handling, especially with reference to style.
5.
subjection to some agent or action.
6.
Movies, Television. a preliminary outline of a film or teleplay laying out the key scenes, characters, and locales.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; treat + -ment
Related forms
nontreatment, noun
overtreatment, noun
posttreatment, adjective
self-treatment, noun
Synonyms
1. handling, management, conduct, approach.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for treatment
  • My situation is that one of my colleagues gives me a silent treatment.
  • Proponents say the information could revolutionize medical diagnosis and treatment.
  • Cancer treatment has as much to do with access to medical care as it does with the etiology of cells gone awry.
  • It sounds medieval, but more and more people believe we're at the forefront of a revolutionary new kind of medical treatment.
  • Whether a treatment is conventional or alternative, the medical profession should be doing what works.
  • They were not being tended, nor was there any obvious sign of medical treatment.
  • Medical treatment, or even diagnostic examination, can cause adverse effects in a patient.
  • Medical treatment which prolongs life for eighteen months is not normally regarded as futile.
  • In general, the course of treatment is determined by the stage of the cancer.
  • For picking off pimples, few reliable studies exist to show clear benefits of one treatment over another.
British Dictionary definitions for treatment

treatment

/ˈtriːtmənt/
noun
1.
the application of medicines, surgery, psychotherapy, etc, to a patient or to a disease or symptom
2.
the manner of handling or dealing with a person or thing, as in a literary or artistic work
3.
the act, practice, or manner of treating
4.
(films) an expansion of a script into sequence form, indicating camera angles, dialogue, etc
5.
(slang) the treatment, the usual manner of dealing with a particular type of person (esp in the phrase give someone the (full) treatment)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for treatment
n.

"conduct, behavior," 1560s, from treat + -ment. In the medical sense, it is first recorded 1744.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
treatment in Medicine

treatment treat·ment (trēt'mənt)
n.
Administration or application of remedies to a patient or for a disease or an injury; medicinal or surgical management; therapy.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Idioms and Phrases with treatment

treatment

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for treatment

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for treatment

11
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with treatment

Nearby words for treatment