treatment

Treatment has to do with how someone or something is managed or handled. Hopefully you get the royal treatment when you choose the deluxe pedicure treatment!

You know how some people treat you with respect but others don't treat you so nicely? You can refer to how people act toward you as treatment. If a restaurant is known for rude treatment of customers, people will stop going there. Doctors also use the word treatment when they discuss a particular medical course of action — such as chemotherapy as a treatment for cancer. The root word is the Latin tractare, which originally meant "drag about," but came to mean "manage, handle, or deal with."

Definitions of treatment
  1. noun
    the management of someone or something
    “the treatment of water sewage”
    “the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system”
    synonyms: handling
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    bioremediation
    the act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substances
    dealing
    method or manner of conduct in relation to others
    type of:
    direction, management
    the act of managing something
  2. noun
    care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
    “the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury”
    “he tried every treatment the doctors suggested”
    synonyms: intervention
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    medical aid, medical care
    professional treatment for illness or injury
    massage
    kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
    modality
    a method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment
    detoxification
    a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances
    chiropractic
    a method of treatment that manipulates body structures (especially the spine) to relieve low back pain or even headache or high blood pressure
    fomentation
    application of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation
    naturopathy
    a method of treating disease using food and exercise and heat to assist the natural healing process
    naprapathy
    a drugless method of treatment based on the belief that disease symptoms arise from problems with ligaments and connective tissues
    orthodontic treatment
    dental treatment that corrects irregularities of the teeth or of the relation of the teeth to surrounding anatomy; treatment is usually by braces or mechanical aids
    orthoptics
    treatment of defects of binocular vision (such as strabismus and amblyopia) by nonsurgical measures (especially by exercises to strengthen the eye muscles)
    osteopathy
    therapy based on the assumption that restoring health is best accomplished by manipulating the skeleton and muscles
    osteoclasis
    treatment of a skeletal deformity by intentionally fracturing a bone
    acupuncture, stylostixis
    treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin
    G-Jo, acupressure, shiatsu
    treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body
    autogenic therapy, autogenic training, autogenics
    training patients in self-induced relaxation
    hydropathy, hydrotherapy
    the internal and external use of water in the treatment of disease
    rest-cure
    rest as a medical treatment for stress or anxiety etc.
    rubdown
    the act of rubbing down, usually for relaxation or medicinal purposes
    primary care
    the medical care received on first contact with the medical system (before being referred elsewhere)
    aftercare
    care and treatment of a convalescent patient
    hospital care, hospitalisation, hospitalization
    placing in medical care in a hospital
    cardiac massage, heart massage
    an emergency procedure that employs rhythmic compression of the heart (either through the chest wall or, during surgery, directly to the heart) in an attempt to maintain circulation during cardiac arrest
    effleurage
    a rhythmic stroking
    petrissage
    massage of the skin which is gently lifted and squeezed
    reflexology
    massage to relieve tension by finger pressure; based on the belief that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head that are connected to every part of the body
    Swedish massage
    massage combined with a system of active and passive exercises for the muscles and joints
    tapotement
    massage in which the body is tapped rhythmically with the fingers or with short rapid movements of the sides of the hand; used to loosen mucus on the chest walls of patients with bronchitis
    therapy
    (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
    diathermy
    a method of physical therapy that involves generating local heat in body tissues by high-frequency electromagnetic currents
    nursing care
    care by a skilled nurse
    irrigation
    (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
    bandaging, binding, dressing
    the act of applying a bandage
    holistic medicine
    medical care of the whole person considered as subject to personal and social as well as organic factors
    hospice
    a program of medical and emotional care for the terminally ill
    injection, shot
    the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe
    bloodletting
    formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
    defibrillation
    treatment by stopping fibrillation of heart muscles (usually by electric shock delivered by a defibrillator)
    detoxification
    treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver)
    disinfection
    treatment to destroy harmful microorganisms
    digitalisation, digitalization
    the administration of digitalis for the treatment of certain heart disorders
    anticoagulation
    the administration of an anticoagulant drug to retard coagulation of the blood
    allopathy
    the usual method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects differing from those produced by the disease itself
    homeopathy, homoeopathy
    a method of treating disease with small amounts of remedies that, in large amounts in healthy people, produce symptoms similar to those being treated
    intensive care
    close monitoring and constant medical care of patients with life-threatening conditions
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    aid, attention, care, tending
    the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
  3. noun
    an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
    “his treatment of the race question is badly biased”
    synonyms: discourse, discussion
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    detail
    extended treatment of particulars
    dilation
    a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic
    consideration
    a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting)
    talk
    discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    elaboration, enlargement, expansion
    a discussion that provides additional information
    expatiation
    a discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail
    reconsideration
    a consideration of a topic (as in a meeting) with a view to changing an earlier decision
    embellishment, embroidery
    elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail
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    communicating, communication
    the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
  4. noun
    a manner of dealing with something artistically
    “his treatment of space borrows from Italian architecture”
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    artistic style, idiom
    the style of a particular artist or school or movement
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