Adjective: treated tree-tid
Verb: treat treet
- Subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment, action or agent
"the sludge of treated sewage can be used as fertilizer"; "treated timbers resist rot"; "treated fabrics resist wrinkling"
- Given medical care or treatment
"a treated cold is usually gone in 14 days; if left untreated it lasts two weeks"
- Made hard, flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment
"a sword of treated steel";
- tempered, hardened, toughened
- Interact in a certain way
"Treat him with caution, please";
- handle, do by
- Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
"treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat an oil spill";
- Provide treatment for
"The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics";
- care for
- Act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
"The new book treats the history of China";
- cover, handle, plow [N. Amer], deal, address, plough [Brit, Cdn]
- 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"
- 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";
- Engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement
"they had to treat with the King"
- Regard or consider in a specific way
"I treated his advances as a joke"
See also: activated, aerated, bandaged, bound, burned, burnt, curable, doped, dosed, dressed, fumed, processed, proofed, sunbaked
Type of: affect, bear on, bear upon, broach, cater, gift, give, impact, initiate, interact, negotiate, ply, present, provide, react, reply, respond, supply, touch, touch on
Encyclopedia: Treat, Arkansas