treatment


treatment
[[t]tri͟ːtmənt[/t]]
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1) N-VAR: oft supp N, N of/for n Treatment is medical attention given to a sick or injured person or animal.

Many patients are not getting the medical treatment they need.

...a veterinary surgeon who specialises in the treatment of cage birds.

...an effective treatment for eczema.

2) N-UNCOUNT: usu supp N, N of n Your treatment of someone is the way you behave towards them or deal with them.

We don't want any special treatment...

Ginny's initial rage at his treatment of Chris had simmered down to resentment.

3) N-VAR: usu N of n, supp N Treatment of something involves putting a particular substance onto or into it, in order to clean it, to protect it, or to give it special properties.

There should be greater treatment of sewage before it is discharged...

As with all oily hair treatments, shampoo needs to be applied first.

4) PHRASE: PHR after v If you say that someone is given the full treatment, you mean either that they are treated extremely well or that they are treated extremely severely. [INFORMAL]

If you've got friends or family coming to stay, make it really special by giving them the full treatment...

She'll be interrogated, jailed, interrogated again, get what's usually known as the full treatment.


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