pressure-treated

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pressure-treated

[presh-er-tree-tid]
adjective
(of wood) treated with a chemical or chemicals applied under pressure to reduce such problems as insect infestation, decay, and rotting.

Origin:
1935–40

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All wood is cedar, except for the pressure-treated corner posts topped by
  finials.
Berger kept the existing pressure-treated wood retaining walls but dressed them
  up with a fresh coat of paint.
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