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

n the management of someone or something

“the treatment of water sewage”
“the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system”
the act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substances
method or manner of conduct in relation to others
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direction, management
the act of managing something

n 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”
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medical aid, medical care
professional treatment for illness or injury
kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
a method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment
a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances
a method of treatment that manipulates body structures (especially the spine) to relieve low back pain or even headache or high blood pressure
application of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation
a method of treating disease using food and exercise and heat to assist the natural healing process
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
treatment of defects of binocular vision (such as strabismus and amblyopia) by nonsurgical measures (especially by exercises to strengthen the eye muscles)
therapy based on the assumption that restoring health is best accomplished by manipulating the skeleton and muscles
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 as a medical treatment for stress or anxiety etc.
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)
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
a rhythmic stroking
massage of the skin which is gently lifted and squeezed
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
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
(medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
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
(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
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
formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
treatment by stopping fibrillation of heart muscles (usually by electric shock delivered by a defibrillator)
treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver)
treatment to destroy harmful microorganisms
digitalisation, digitalization
the administration of digitalis for the treatment of certain heart disorders
the administration of an anticoagulant drug to retard coagulation of the blood
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

n an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic

“his treatment of the race question is badly biased”
discourse, discussion
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extended treatment of particulars
a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic
a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting)
discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
elaboration, enlargement, expansion
a discussion that provides additional information
a discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail
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

n 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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