anesthetist

or an·aes·the·tist

[uh-nes-thi-tist]

Origin of anesthetist

First recorded in 1880–85; anesthet(ize) + -ist

anaesthesia

[an-uh s-thee-zhuh]
noun Medicine/Medical, Pathology.
  1. anesthesia.
Related formsan·aes·thet·ic [an-uh s-thet-ik] /ˌæn əsˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective, nounan·aes·the·tist [uh-nes-thi-tist or, esp. British, uh-nees-] /əˈnɛs θɪ tɪst or, esp. British, əˈnis-/, nounsem·i·an·aes·thet·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anaesthetist

anaesthetist

noun
  1. British a qualified doctor specializing in the administration of anaestheticsUS name: anesthesiologist
  2. US a person qualified to administer anaesthesia, often a nurse or someone other than a physicianCompare anesthesiologist

anaesthesia

US anesthesia

noun
  1. local or general loss of bodily sensation, esp of touch, as the result of nerve damage or other abnormality
  2. loss of sensation, esp of pain, induced by drugs: called general anaesthesia when consciousness is lost and local anaesthesia when only a specific area of the body is involved
  3. a general dullness or lack of feeling

Word Origin for anaesthesia

C19: from New Latin, from Greek anaisthēsia absence of sensation, from an- + aisthēsis feeling

anesthetist

noun
  1. (in the US) a person qualified to administer anaesthesia, often a nurse or someone other than a physicianCompare anesthesiologist
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Word Origin and History for anaesthetist
n.

1861; see anaesthesia + -ist.

anaesthesia

n.

1721, "loss of feeling," Modern Latin, from Greek anaisthesia "want of feeling, lack of sensation (to pleasure or pain)," from an- "without" (see an- (1)) + aisthesis "feeling," from PIE root *au- "to perceive" (see audience). As "a procedure for the prevention of pain in surgical operations," from 1846.

anesthetist

n.

alternative spelling of anaesthetist (q.v.). See ae.

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anaesthetist in Medicine

anesthetist

[ə-nĕsthĭ-tĭst]
n.
  1. A person trained to administer anesthetics.
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