Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “treatment”

See all translations

treatment

noun  /ˈtrit·mənt/ us  

treatment noun (WAY OF BEHAVING)

[U] the way you deal with or behave toward someone or something: He accused the governor of giving rich people special treatment.

treatment noun (MEDICAL CARE)

[C/U] the use of drugs, exercises, etc. to improve the condition of an ill or injured person, or to cure a disease: [U] Chronic back pain may not respond to treatment.

treatment noun (PROCESS )

[C/U] the process of putting a special substance on something or putting it through a special process in order to change its condition: [U] The city is exploring other methods of water treatment.
(Definition of treatment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of treatment?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “treatment” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More