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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun treatment:

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Definition of the noun treatment

What does treatment mean as a name of something?

Treatment is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: treatments

  1. care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of treatment: intervention
    • more generic words: aid / attention / care / tending = the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    • more specific terms:
      • medical care / medical aid = 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
      • orthoptics = treatment of defects of binocular vision (such as strabismus and amblyopia) by nonsurgical measures
      • 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
      • acupressure / shiatsu / G-Jo = treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body
      • autogenic training / autogenic therapy / autogenics = training patients in self-induced relaxation
      • hydrotherapy / hydropathy = the internal and external use of water in the treatment of disease
      • rest-cure = rest as a medical treatment for stress or anxiety etc.
    • part: therapeutic / curative / remedy / cure = a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
  2. the management of someone or something
    • examples: the treatment of water sewage | the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of treatment: handling
    • more generic words: direction / management = the act of managing something
    • more specific words:
      • 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
  3. a manner of dealing with something artistically
    • example: his treatment of space borrows from Italian architecture
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic terms: artistic style / idiom = the style of a particular artist or school or movement
  4. an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic

Alternative definition of the noun treatment


  1. The process or manner of treating someone or something.
  2. Medical care for an illness or injury.
  3. The use of a substance or process to preserve or give particular properties to something.
  4. A treatise; a formal written description or characterization of a subject.


  1. "Treatment" is a 2011 comedy/drama film directed by Sean Nelson and Steven Schardt.
  2. "Treatment" is a documentary film directed by Wu Wenguang.
    • country: China
    • language: Standard Chinese
    • genre: Documentary film
    • rating: G
    • released in (5 years ago)


"Treatment" is a book by A. C. H. Smith.


  1. Treatment is a song by English musician Labrinth. Written by Labrinth, Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub, it was released as the fifth single from his debut album Electronic Earth on 9 September 2012. The album version of the song features uncredited vocals from Etta Bond. It became Labrinth's only single as a lead artist to miss the UK top 15, peaking at #55.
  2. "Treatment" is a musical album of Digital Dance.
    • released on (8 years ago)


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Treatment is a medical trial design.

Phrases with Treatment

  1. Flour treatment agent
  2. ill-treatment
  3. full treatment
  4. self-treatment
  5. shock treatment
  6. beauty treatment
  7. silent treatment
  8. Window treatment
  9. inhuman treatment
  10. summary treatment
  11. Exposure Treatment
  12. orthodontic treatment
  13. conservative treatment
  14. insulin shock treatment
  15. metrazol shock treatment

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Treatment

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Google previewPlanning Workshop on Red Stripe

Comparison among treatment means using the LSD test showed that the effect of benomyl on % infection on the test plants and RSD transmission was not significantly different from that of the control. However, by Duncan's multiple range test ...

Google previewAnesthesiology 1986 (2012)

Annual Utah Postgraduate Course in Anesthesiology 1986 by T.H. Stanley, W.C. Petty

reveals it to be the ratio of the variability between the two treatment means divided by the variability between the individual values. This concept of the ratio of the variabilities (the variances) can ...

Google previewSmall system compliance technology list for the nonmicrobial contaminants regulated before 1996

Centralized Treatment For small systems, centralized treatment refers to both full scale conventional treatment and to...

Google previewLiving Without Fear (2010)

by Ernest Holmes

A spiritual mind treatment is an act of the mind consciously conceiving the presence of some desired good which one has...

Google previewDictionary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Tradenames and Brand Names (1991)

by Thomas M. Pankratz

TravaliftTM Traversing sludge collecting and pumping mechanism for package treatment plants by FMC Corp. Trebler Automatic sampler by Lakeside Equipment Corp. Trey Deaerator Three stage deaerator by Permutit Co., Inc. Tricellorator ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering: A-L (2006)

by James R. Pfafflin, Edward N. Ziegler

INTRODUCTION Biological treatment is the most widely used method for removal , as well as partial or complete stabilization of biologically degradable substances present in waste-waters. Most often, the degradable substances are organic in ...

Google previewDictionary of Water and Waste Management (2005)

by Paul G Smith

package wastewater treatment plants A complete small treatment plant made at a factory and placed on site. For wastewater treatment, the package plant may contain primary sedimentation, aerobic biological ...

Google previewDictionary of Pharmaceutical Medicine (2010)

by Gerhard Nahler

laboratory data ( example given for a total of 170 subjects, x-axis: number of subjects with observations as specified after treatment, y-axis: number of observations before ...

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Medical doctor learns sign language to provide better treatment to hearing impaired

A doctor in Tainan was inspired to learn sign language after treating a hearing impaired patient. Now better communication skills allow her to provide better ...

Quotes about Treatment

The prime goal is to alleviate suffering, and not to prolong life. And if your treatment does not alleviate suffering, but only prolongs life, that treatment should be stopped. (Christiaan Barnard)
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Scrabble value of T1R1E1A1T1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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