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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.
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