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English noun: treatment

1. treatment (act) care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)


Broader (hypernym)aid, attention, care, tending

Narrower (hyponym)acupressure, acupuncture, autogenic therapy, autogenic training, autogenics, chiropractic, detoxification, fomentation, G-Jo, hydropathy, hydrotherapy, massage, medical aid, medical care, modality, naprapathy, naturopathy, orthodontic treatment, orthoptics, osteoclasis, osteopathy, rest-cure, shiatsu, stylostixis

Part holonymcurative, cure, remedy, therapeutic

2. treatment (act) the management of someone or something

SamplesThe handling of prisoners.
The treatment of water sewage.
The right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system.


Broader (hypernym)direction, management

Narrower (hyponym)bioremediation, dealing

3. treatment (attribute) a manner of dealing with something artistically

SamplesHis treatment of space borrows from Italian architecture.

Broader (hypernym)artistic style, idiom

4. treatment (communication) an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic

SamplesThe book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic.
His treatment of the race question is badly biased.

Synonymsdiscourse, discussion

Broader (hypernym)communicating, communication

Narrower (hyponym)consideration, detail, dilation, elaboration, enlargement, expansion, talk

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