anaesthetist

anaesthesia

[an-uhs-thee-zhuh]
noun Medicine/Medical, Pathology.

anaesthetic [an-uhs-thet-ik] , adjective, noun
anaesthetist [uh-nes-thi-tist or, esp. British, uh-nees-] , noun
semianaesthetic, adjective
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anesthetist

[uh-nes-thi-tist]
noun
a person who administers anesthetics, usually a specially trained doctor or nurse.
Also, anaesthetist.


Origin:
1880–85; anesthet(ize) + -ist

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anaesthesia or (US) anesthesia (ˌænɪsˈθiːzɪə)
 
n
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
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek anaisthēsia absence of sensation, from an- + aisthēsis feeling]
 
anesthesia or (US) anesthesia
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek anaisthēsia absence of sensation, from an- + aisthēsis feeling]

anaesthetist (əˈniːsθətɪst)
 
n
1.  (Brit) US name: anesthesiologist a qualified doctor specializing in the administration of anaesthetics
2.  (US) Compare anesthesiologist a person qualified to administer anaesthesia, often a nurse or someone other than a physician

anesthetist (əˈnɛsθətɪst)
 
n
Compare anesthesiologist (in the US) a person qualified to administer anaesthesia, often a nurse or someone other than a physician

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anaesthesia
1721, "loss of feeling," Mod.L., from Gk. anaisthesia "lack of sensation," from an- "without" + aisthesis "feeling," from PIE base *au- "to perceive" (see audience).

anaesthetist
1882, see anaesthesia.

anesthetist
alt. spelling of anaesthetist (q.v.). See ae.
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anesthetist a·nes·the·tist (ə-něs'thĭ-tĭst)
n.
A person trained to administer anesthetics.

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