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tr.v. pre·treat·ed, pre·treat·ing, pre·treats
To treat (wood or fabric, for example) beforehand.

pre·treat′ment n.


vb (tr)
to treat in advance
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He's determining the best ways to use just heat and water instead of hazardous chemicals--to pretreat the ag wastes and keep the biorefining process "green.
They can test them under extreme environmental conditions and can pretreat and test samples to determine the effects of various pretreatments.
It can pretreat both residential and commercial wastewater.
The reason was that the components of Eucalyptus wood fiber were degraded and produced active groups when oxidation pretreat was initial.
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a process to pretreat corn-crop waste before conversion into ethanol, which could help cut the cost of making biofuels from cellulose, as extra nutrients won't have to be added.
As a result, dual-electrode corona units can pretreat film in-line with high-speed printing presses.
Tenders are invited for Provision of Pretreat Plus 0100
Contract notice: Supply of an integrated facility to retrieve and pretreat radioactive bituminised drums from their shallow burial deposit in area 40 of JRC-Ispra.
Given those odds, physicians may hesitate to pretreat all such patients with antidepressants, which have their own side effects, Meyers warns.
Instead of subduing the system's watchdogs, they pretreat the tissue to mask its foreign "scent.