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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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The objective of the PRETREAT consortium is to generate a joint SME/academic European preclinical platform for providing services for detection of VD and drug development.
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.
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.
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.
As a result, dual-electrode corona units can pretreat film in-line with high-speed printing presses.
March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new migraine supplement, PreTreat Complete, with active compounds designed to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches is now available.
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.
Given those odds, physicians may hesitate to pretreat all such patients with antidepressants, which have their own side effects, Meyers warns.