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anesthetist

or an·aes·the·tist

[uh-nes-thi-tist]
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noun
  1. a person who administers anesthetics, usually a specially trained doctor or nurse.
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Origin of anesthetist

First recorded in 1880–85; anesthet(ize) + -ist
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Examples from the Web for anesthetist

Historical Examples

  • 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

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 anesthetist

n.

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

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anesthetist in Medicine

anesthetist

(ə-nĕsthĭ-tĭst)
n.
  1. A person trained to administer anesthetics.
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