Etymology
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treatment (n.)

1560s, "conduct or behavior toward someone or something," from treat (v.) + -ment. In the medical sense, it is first recorded 1744.

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Definitions of treatment

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