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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)


Synonymsintervention


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.


Synonymshandling


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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