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anaesthesia

[an-uh s-thee-zhuh] /ˌæn əsˈθi ʒə/
noun, Medicine/Medical, Pathology
Related forms
anaesthetic
[an-uh s-thet-ik] /ˌæn əsˈθɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
anaesthetist
[uh-nes-thi-tist or, esp. British, uh-nees-] /əˈnɛs θɪ tɪst or, esp. British, əˈnis-/ (Show IPA),
noun
semianaesthetic, adjective

anesthetist

[uh-nes-thi-tist] /əˈnɛs θɪ tɪst/
noun
1.
a person who administers anesthetics, usually a specially trained doctor or nurse.
Also, anaesthetist.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; anesthet(ize) + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for anaesthetist

anaesthetist

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

anaesthesia

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

anesthetist

/əˈnɛsθətɪst/
noun
1.
(in the US) a person qualified to administer anaesthesia, often a nurse or someone other than a physician Compare 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 a·nes·the·tist (ə-něs'thĭ-tĭst)
n.
A person trained to administer anesthetics.

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