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Definition 1: subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where treated or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sludge of treated sewage can be used as fertilizer
  • treated timbers resist rot
  • treated fabrics resist wrinkling

(treated is similar to ...) (of sewage) treated with aeration and bacteria to aid decomposition

(treated is similar to ...) (of a liquid) treated by having air passed or bubbled through it for purification

(treated is similar to ...) treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point

"burnt sienna"

(treated is similar to ...) treated or impregnated with a foreign substance

(treated is similar to ...) (of wood) darkened or colored by exposure to ammonia fumes

"fumed oak"

(treated is similar to ...) treated so as to become resistant

"rust-proofed automobiles" "shrink-proofed fabrics"

(means also ...) prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process

"processed ores"

Definition 2: given medical care or treatment - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where treated or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a treated cold is usually gone in 14 days; if left untreated it lasts two weeks

(treated is similar to ...) covered or wrapped with a bandage

"the bandaged wound on the back of his head" "an injury bound in fresh gauze"

(treated is similar to ...) treated with some kind of application

"a mustache dosed with bear grease"

(treated is similar to ...) treated with medications and protective covering

Definition 3: made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where treated or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sword of tempered steel
  • tempered glass

Synonyms for treated in the sense of this definition

(treated is similar to ...) capable of being hardened by some additive or other agent

(treated is similar to ...) baked or hardened by exposure to sunlight; not burned

"sunbaked adobe bricks"

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