Definition of treatment


  • care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury). Synonyms: intervention.
  • the management of someone or something; "the handling of prisoners", "the treatment of water sewage", "the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system". Synonyms: handling.
  • a manner of dealing with something artistically; "his treatment of space borrows from Italian architecture".
  • an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic", "his treatment of the race question is badly biased". Synonyms: discourse, discussion.

Related words

acupressure, acupuncture, autogenics, bioremediation, chiropractic, consideration, dealing, detail, detoxification, dilation, elaboration, enlargement, expansion, fomentation, hydropathy, hydrotherapy, massage, modality, naprapathy, naturopathy, orthoptics, osteoclasis, osteopathy, shiatsu, stylostixis, talk.

Rhymes with treatment

maltreatment, mistreatment.

Start with treatment


End with treatment

mistreatment, nontreatment, pretreatment, maltreatment, overtreatment, posttreatment, entreatment.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • treatment is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 11 points
  • treatment is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 11 points
  • treatment is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 13 points
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