or an·aes·the·tist

[ uh-nes-thi-tist ]
/ əˈnɛs θɪ tɪst /


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

Origin of anesthetist

First recorded in 1880–85; anesthet(ize) + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for anesthetist

  • It may be necessary, especially in the case of children, for the little patients to become familiar with the anesthetist.

    Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
  • My mental note-taking continued as the anesthetist worked over me with the ether.

British Dictionary definitions for anesthetist


/ (əˈnɛsθətɪst) /


(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 anesthetist


[ ə-nĕsthĭ-tĭst ]


A person trained to administer anesthetics.
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