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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for self-treatment

self-treatment

noun
1.
the act or an instance of applying (medical) treatment to oneself

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)
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Word Origin and History for self-treatment

treatment

n.

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

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self-treatment in Medicine

self-treatment n.
Treatment of oneself without professional supervision so as to alleviate an illness or a condition.

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.

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Idioms and Phrases with self-treatment

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