|1.||a celebration, entertainment, gift, or feast given for or to someone and paid for by another|
|2.||any delightful surprise or specially pleasant occasion|
|3.||the act of treating|
|—vb (usually foll by of)|
|4.||(tr) to deal with or regard in a certain manner: she treats school as a joke|
|5.||(tr) to apply treatment to: to treat a patient for malaria|
|6.||(tr) to subject to a process or to the application of a substance: to treat photographic film with developer|
|8.||formal to deal (with), as in writing or speaking|
|9.||formal (intr) to discuss settlement; negotiate|
|[C13: from Old French tretier, from Latin tractāre to manage, from trahere to drag]|
v. treat·ed, treat·ing, treats
To give medical aid to someone.
To give medical aid to counteract a disease or condition.