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treatment

noun
 
 
/ˈtriːtmənt/
[U] a way of behaving towards someone or something: equal/fair treatment for sb/sth The court order required equal treatment for female police department employees.preferential/special treatment for sb/sth The tax reform will end three decades of preferential treatment for foreign companies.treatment of sb/sth Their ethical range of meat products ensures the humane treatment of their farm animals.
[C or U] a way of dealing with something: Investors are refusing to sell in the face of punitive tax treatment. Changes in the treatment of capital gains are discussed in the report.
[C or U] PRODUCTION a process by which something is protected from damage or decay, cleaned, or made safe: a treatment facility/plant/system The city's sewage treatment plant has been overwhelmed by recent rains. Treatment of agricultural runoff is largely voluntary.
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