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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 (of a specimen for study under a microscope) treated with a reagent or dye that colors only certain structures
3 given medical care or treatment; "a treated cold is usually gone in 14 days; if left untreated it lasts two weeks" [ant: untreated]
4 made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass" [syn: tempered, hardened, toughened] [ant: untempered]

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treated
  1. past of treat
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