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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.


treatment administered beforehand
(Medicine) occurring, or administered, before treatment
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The Lewiston Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority Industrial Pretreatment Program in Lewiston was honored with a "2017 Regional Industrial Pretreatment Program Excellence Award" by EPA's New England office.
There has been a lot of speculation of late on the choice of pretreatment used on powder coated aluminium profile.
Background: The pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been reported to be a prognostic factor in various types of carcinomas.
Certain authors have studied the dry thermal pretreatment with this vegetal matrix, however they have focused on obtaining a microbiological stable pollen rather than studying it as a bioprocess (Fuenmayor, 2009; Salazar, 2014), which emphasizes the lack of research about a high digestible pollen.
Five of the 12 patients whose post-treatment biopsy showed complete clearance of pretreatment granulomas leaving only a lymphohistiocytic inflammatory infiltrate (case no.
The PAR scores were calculated at the pretreatment stage and at the end of active treatment.
Pretreatment is the most expensive part of the biofuels production process," says study co-author Seema Singh, Director of Biomass Pretreatment at Joint Bioenergy Institute (JBEI), a DOE bioenergy research center led by Berkeley Lab.
Coating Pretreatment Market by Type (Phosphate, Chromate, Chromate-Free, and Blast Clean), Metal Substrate (Steel and Aluminum), Application (Automotive & Transportation, Appliances, and Building & Construction), by Region (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East & Africa, and South America) - Global Forecasts to 2021
Pretreatment of skin prior to nonablative or ablative laser resurfacing is common practice, particularly in darker skin types.
I have worked on cases where poor cleaning of the substrate, residues from the cleaning process, bad pretreatment, or no pretreatment at all has caused or contributed to failure.
Chemfil Canada produces pretreatment products, as well as some general industrial chemicals, for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and industrial customers in Canada.