treat‧ment S3 W1
something that is done to cure someone who is injured or ill [↪ treat]
medical[uncountable and countable]M
There have been great advances in the treatment of cancer.
The best treatment for a cold is to rest and drink lots of fluids.
She was given emergency treatment by paramedics.
Some of the patients had to wait weeks to get the treatment they needed.
Michael responded well to treatment (=got better when he was treated).
a particular way of behaving towards someone or of dealing with them [↪ treat]
behaviour towards somebody[uncountable]
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).
a particular way of dealing with or talking about a subject [↪ treat]:
of a subject[uncountable and countable]
I didn't think the film gave the issue serious treatment.
a process by which something is cleaned, protected etc [↪ treat]
clean/protect[uncountable and countable]
the treatment of polluted rivers