From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtreatmenttreat‧ment /ˈtriːtmənt/ ●●● S2 W1 noun 1 medical [countable, uncountable]MCURE something that is done to cure someone who is injured or ill → treattreatment of/for There have been great advances in the treatment of cancer. The best treatment for a cold is to rest and drink lots of fluids.2 behaviour towards somebody [uncountable]TREAT/BEHAVE TOWARDS a particular way of behaving towards someone or of dealing with them → treattreatment of Civil rights groups have complained about the harsh treatment of prisoners.special/preferential treatment (=when one person is treated better than another) The two young princes were not singled out for special treatment at school. Just lately, Kyra has been giving me the silent treatment
(=refusing to speak to me because she is angry with me).3 of a subject [countable, uncountable]DEAL WITH a particular way of dealing with or talking about a subject → treat I didn’t think the film gave the issue serious treatment.4 clean/protect [countable, uncountable]CHANGE/MAKE something DIFFERENT a process by which something is cleaned, protected etc → treattreatment of the treatment of polluted riversCOLLOCATIONSverbsgive somebody treatmentHe was given treatment at a local hospital.provide/administer treatment (=give someone treatment)Paramedics are trained to administer on-the-spot treatment to patients.get/have/receive treatmentTwo boys received treatment for gunshot wounds.undergo treatment (=have it)A few years earlier she'd undergone fertility treatment.need/require treatmentAll three were beaten so badly that they needed hospital treatment.respond to treatment (=become better when given treatment)He contracted a lung infection which did not respond to treatment.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + treatmenteffectiveThe drug may prove to be an effective treatment for brain tumours.medical treatmentEvery patient has a right to refuse medical treatment.hospital treatmentSeveral people needed hospital treatment for burns.emergency treatmentThe driver needed emergency treatment.dental treatmentYou may be entitled to free dental treatment.cancer treatmentShe began to investigate alternative cancer treatments.fertility/infertility treatment (=treatment to help someone who is unable to have children)Mrs Smith received fertility treatment using donor eggs. psychiatric treatmentHe underwent psychiatric treatment after an episode of severe depression.laser treatment (=treatment done with a laser)Laser treatment can be technically difficult.alternative treatments (=treatments that are not part of normal scientific medicine)She found out all she could about alternative cancer treatments.
Examples from the Corpustreatment• Radiation is released during the handling and treatment of radioactive materials and as they are transported to and from nuclear sites.• In treatment centers, the individual nature of the disease became clear.• Many historians were stunned by the book's inaccurate treatment of the battle.• They received medical treatment at the hospital after the assault.• Doctors are trying out a new treatment for depression.• a course of treatment which should lead to an improvement in the patient's condition• Although I was the boss's daughter, I didn't get preferential treatment.• He's receiving treatment for cancer.• We're shocked by the government's treatment of young homeless people.• There is where the contemporary social treatment of legitimate power rests.• The specific treatment of hypertonicity depends upon the inciting cause.• Harper described the treatment he had received in prison.• Previously, Famvir was approved only for the treatment of outbreaks.• In some countries it is sold for the treatment of insomnia or anxiety, but it is illegal in the United States.• Natural poisons such as snake venom are now being used in the treatment of human nervous disorders.• the treatment of polluted rivers• With the exception of patients withdrawn due to deterioration, there were no apparent differences in response to treatment.treatment of/for• Chemotherapy is the most common treatment of cancer.• Currently there are no permanently effective treatments for the disease, one of whose victims is boxing legend Muhammad Ali.• His father says that David accepts the sentence, and is getting treatment for his drug dependence.• The reasons for the difference in treatment of gilding and silvering by the Romans is not clear.• For four hundred years after this formulation, mercury was the main drug of choice in the treatment of syphilis.• The value of bran, psyllium, and other bulking materials is well established in the treatment of constipation.• The same change can happen in the treatment of women.• This may suggest that the treatment of pancreatitis has improved.• The treatment of acute retention of urine occurring in a primary herpetic attack in the female deserves a brief mention.treatment of• Civil rights groups have complained about the harsh treatment of prisoners.