anesthetist

or an·aes·the·tist

[ uh-nes-thi-tist ]
/ əˈnɛs θɪ tɪst /

noun

a person who administers anesthetics, usually a specially trained doctor or nurse.

Origin of anesthetist

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

Definition for anaesthetist (2 of 2)

anaesthesia
[ an-uh s-thee-zhuh ]
/ ˌæn əsˈθi ʒə /

noun Medicine/Medical, Pathology.

OTHER WORDS FROM anaesthesia

an·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 (1 of 3)

anaesthetist
/ (əˈniːsθətɪst) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for anaesthetist (2 of 3)

anaesthesia

US anesthesia

/ (ˌænɪsˈθiːzɪə) /

noun

local or general loss of bodily sensation, esp of touch, as the result of nerve damage or other abnormality
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
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

British Dictionary definitions for anaesthetist (3 of 3)

anesthetist
/ (əˈnɛsθətɪst) /

noun

(in the US) a person qualified to administer anaesthesia, often a nurse or someone other than a physicianCompare anesthesiologist
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Medicine definitions for anaesthetist

anesthetist
[ ə-nĕsthĭ-tĭst ]

n.

A person trained to administer anesthetics.
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