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v. treat·ed, treat·ing, treats
1. To act or behave in a specified manner toward: treated me fairly.
2. To regard and handle in a certain way. Often used with as: treated the matter as a joke.
3. To deal with in writing or speech; discuss: a book that treats all aspects of health care.
4. To deal with or represent artistically in a specified manner or style: treats the subject poetically.
a. To provide with food, entertainment, or gifts at one's own expense: treated her sister to the theater.
b. To give (someone or oneself) something pleasurable: treated herself to a day in the country.
6. To subject to a process, action, or change, especially to a chemical or physical process or application: treated the cloth with bleach.
a. To give medical aid to (someone): treated many patients in the emergency room.
b. To give medical aid to counteract (a disease or condition): treated malaria with quinine.
1. To deal with a subject or topic in writing or speech. Often used with of: The essay treats of courtly love.
2. To pay for another's entertainment, food, or drink.
3. To engage in negotiations, as to reach a settlement or agree on terms: "Both sides nonetheless are quite willing to treat with [the king]" (Gregory J. Wallance).
1. Something, such as one's food or entertainment, that is paid for by someone else.
2. A source of a special delight or pleasure: His trip abroad was a real treat.
[Middle English tretien, from Old French traitier, from Latin tractāre, frequentative of trahere, to draw.]
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|Adj.||1.||treated - subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent; "the sludge of treated sewage can be used as fertilizer"; "treated timbers resist rot"; "treated fabrics resist wrinkling"|
processed - prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process; "processed ores"
untreated - not subjected to chemical or physical treatment; "an untreated fabric"
|2.||treated - given medical care or treatment; "a treated cold is usually gone in 14 days; if left untreated it lasts two weeks"|
untreated - not given medical care or treatment; "an untreated disease"; "the untreated wounded lay on makeshift cots"
|3.||treated - made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"|