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 for treated
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Treat \Treat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Treated; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Treating.]+[{OE">Treating.] [{OE. treten, OF. traitier, F. traiter, from L.
     tractare to draw violently, to handle, manage, treat, v.
     intens. from trahere, tractum, to draw. See Trace, v. t.,
     and cf. Entreat, Retreat, Trait.]
     1. To handle; to manage; to use; to bear one's self toward;
        as, to treat prisoners cruelly; to treat children kindly.
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     2. To discourse on; to handle in a particular manner, in
        writing or speaking; as, to treat a subject diffusely.
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     3. To entertain with food or drink, especially the latter, as
        a compliment, or as an expression of friendship or regard;
        as, to treat the whole company.
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     4. To negotiate; to settle; to make terms for. [Obs.]
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              To treat the peace, a hundred senators
              Shall be commissioned.                --Dryden.
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     5. (Med.) To care for medicinally or surgically; to manage in
        the use of remedies or appliances; as, to treat a disease,
        a wound, or a patient.
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     6. To subject to some action; to apply something to; as, to
        treat a substance with sulphuric acid. --Ure.
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     7. To entreat; to beseech. [Obs.] --Ld. Berners.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  treated
      adj 1: 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" [ant: untreated]
      2: given medical care or treatment; "a treated cold is usually
         gone in 14 days; if left untreated it lasts two weeks" [ant:
         untreated]
      3: made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat
         treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"
         [syn: tempered, treated, hardened, toughened] [ant:
         unhardened, untempered]

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