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[presh-er-tree-tid] /ˈprɛʃ ərˌtri tɪd/
(of wood) treated with a chemical or chemicals applied under pressure to reduce such problems as insect infestation, decay, and rotting.
Origin of pressure-treated
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
  • Chart comparing pressure-treated wood to its alternatives.
  • Never burn coated, painted, or pressure-treated wood because it releases toxic chemicals when burned.
  • Wood used for dock frames should be pressure-treated with a preservative.
  • All tables are constructed out of environmentally friendly pressure-treated natural wood, with benches attached.

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