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Definition 1: care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for treatment in the sense of this definition

(treatment is a kind of ...) the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something

"no medical care was required" "the old car needs constant attention"

(... is a kind of treatment ) rest as a medical treatment for stress or anxiety etc.

(... is a kind of treatment ) the internal and external use of water in the treatment of disease

(... is a kind of treatment ) training patients in self-induced relaxation

(... is a kind of treatment ) treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body

(... is a kind of treatment ) treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin

(... is a kind of treatment ) treatment of a skeletal deformity by intentionally fracturing a bone

(... is a kind of treatment ) therapy based on the assumption that restoring health is best accomplished by manipulating the skeleton and muscles

(... is a kind of treatment ) treatment of defects of binocular vision (such as strabismus and amblyopia) by nonsurgical measures (especially by exercises to strengthen the eye muscles)

(... is a kind of 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

"orthodontic treatment of facial abnormalities"

(... is a kind of treatment ) a drugless method of treatment based on the belief that disease symptoms arise from problems with ligaments and connective tissues

(... is a kind of treatment ) a method of treating disease using food and exercise and heat to assist the natural healing process

(... is a kind of treatment ) application of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation

(... is a kind of treatment ) a method of treatment that manipulates body structures (especially the spine) to relieve low back pain or even headache or high blood pressure

(... is a kind of treatment ) a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances

(... is a kind of treatment ) a method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment

(... is a kind of treatment ) kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation

(... is a kind of treatment ) professional treatment for illness or injury

(treatment is a part of ...) a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

Definition 2: the management of someone or something - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the handling of prisoners
  • the treatment of water sewage
  • the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system

Synonyms for treatment in the sense of this definition

(treatment is a kind of ...) the act of managing something

"he was given overall management of the program" "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"

(... is a kind of treatment ) the act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substances

(... is a kind of treatment ) method or manner of conduct in relation to others

"honest dealing"

Definition 3: a manner of dealing with something artistically - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • his treatment of space borrows from Italian architecture

(treatment is a kind of ...) the style of a particular artist or school or movement

"an imaginative orchestral idiom"

Definition 4: an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic
  • his treatment of the race question is badly biased

Synonyms for treatment in the sense of this definition

(treatment is a kind of ...) the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

"they could not act without official communication from Moscow"

(... is a kind of treatment ) extended treatment of particulars

"the essay contained too much detail"

(... is a kind of treatment ) a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic

(... is a kind of treatment ) a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting)

"consideration of the traffic problem took more than an hour"

(... is a kind of treatment ) discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')

"his poetry contains much talk about love and anger"

(... is a kind of treatment ) a discussion that provides additional information

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