Definition of treated


  • subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent; "the sludge of treated sewage can be used as fertilizer", "treated timbers resist rot", "treated fabrics resist wrinkling". Antonyms: untreated.
  • given medical care or treatment; "a treated cold is usually gone in 14 days; if left untreated it lasts two weeks". Antonyms: untreated.
  • made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel", "tempered glass". Synonyms: hardened, tempered, toughened. Antonyms: untempered.


  • interact in a certain way; "Do right by her", "Treat him with caution, please", "Handle the press reporters gently". Synonyms: do by, handle, treat.
  • subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese", "process hair", "treat the water so it can be drunk", "treat the lawn with chemicals", "treat an oil spill". Synonyms: process, treat.
  • provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg", "The nurses cared for the bomb victims", "The patient must be treated right away or she will die", "Treat the infection with antibiotics". Synonyms: care for, treat.
  • act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest", "The course covered all of Western Civilization", "The new book treats the history of China". Synonyms: address, cover, deal, handle, plow, treat.
  • provide with a gift or entertainment; "Grandmother always treated us to the circus", "I like to treat myself to a day at a spa when I am depressed". Synonyms: treat.
  • provide with choice or abundant food or drink; "Don't worry about the expensive wine--I'm treating", "She treated her houseguests with good food every night". Synonyms: regale, treat.
  • engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement; "they had to treat with the King". Synonyms: treat.
  • regard or consider in a specific way; "I treated his advances as a joke". Synonyms: treat.

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Rhymes with treated

completed, defeated, depleted, heated, maltreated, mistreated, repeated, repeated, retreated, seated, uncompleted, undefeated, untreated.

End with treated

overtreated, mistreated, maltreated, pretreated, estreated, entreated, untreated, intreated, retreated.

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  • treated is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 8 points
  • treated is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 8 points
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