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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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Chemfil Canada produces pretreatment products, as well as some general industrial chemicals, for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and industrial customers in Canada.
LISBON -- Pretreatment with transdermal testosterone failed to improve outcomes in women with poor ovarian response who were undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection in a randomized clinical study.
was recently selected by EPA for a 2014 Regional Industrial Pretreatment Program Excellence Award.
PPG also showcased the Metal Conditioner 257 (AMC257) for mixed metal pretreatment systems.
However, pretreatment is needed to reduce the lignin content in it, in order to improve its energy efficiency.
Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First: Helping Couples, Youth, and Unaccompanied Adults
Boeing has selected a chromate-free metal pretreatment and a chromate-free exterior decorative primer from PPG Industries for its Next-Generation 737 production airplanes.
March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Cobalt Technologies, a leading developer of next generation n-butanol, announced the achievement of major progress toward commercial scale by successfully demonstrating its biomass pretreatment process.
It is the first time however that FEWA implements UF technology as pretreatment step.
The idea of pretreatment programming has been discussed by addiction counselors, treatment program directors and public health professionals ever since the "stages of change" model of addiction was introduced 20 years ago.
Different pretreatment methods have been reported like sulphiting and osmotic pretreatment to alleviate some of these problems [1, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15].
Ideally, we're approaching what could be a treatment algorithm--not for use today, but perhaps in the future--where if you have decreased pretreatment reactivity in the subgenual cingulate cortex along with increased reactivity in the amygdala to a task involving emotional stimuli, you may be a particularly good candidate for cognitive-behavioral therapy," Greg J.