1 the application of medicines, surgery, psychotherapy, etc., to a patient or to a disease or symptom
2 the manner of handling or dealing with a person or thing, as in a literary or artistic work
3 the act, practice, or manner of treating
4 (Films) an expansion of a script into sequence form, indicating camera angles, dialogue, etc.
the treatment Slang the usual manner of dealing with a particular type of person (esp. in the phrase give someone the (full) treatment)
n (Social welfare) a form of child care for young people in trouble that involves neither custody nor punishment and provides opportunities to learn constructive patterns of behaviour to replace potentially criminal ones
n any of various medical and surgical techniques using lasers, such as the removal of small growths
n (Dentistry) a procedure, used for treating an abscess at the tip of the root of a tooth, in which the pulp is removed and a filling (root filling) inserted in the root canal, (Also called)
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