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English definition of “treat”

treat

verb [T] (PUT ON)    /triːt/
to put a special substance on material such as wood, cloth, metal, etc. or put it through a special process, in order to protect it from damage or decay: The material has been treated with resin to make it waterproof.Covering and adding layersIndustrial processing
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