an act or manner of treating.
action or behavior toward a person, animal, etc.
management in the application of medicines, surgery, etc.
literary or artistic handling, especially with reference to style.
subjection to some agent or action.
Movies, Television. a preliminary outline of a film or teleplay laying out the key scenes, characters, and locales.

1550–60; treat + -ment

nontreatment, noun
overtreatment, noun
posttreatment, adjective
self-treatment, noun

1. handling, management, conduct, approach. Unabridged
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treatment (ˈtriːtmənt)
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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treatment treat·ment (trēt'mənt)
Administration or application of remedies to a patient or for a disease or an injury; medicinal or surgical management; therapy.

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see red carpet (treatment).

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Example sentences
My situation is that one of my colleagues gives me a silent treatment.
Proponents say the information could revolutionize medical diagnosis and treatment.
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.
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