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

1880–85; anesthet(ize) + -ist Unabridged
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anesthetist (əˈnɛsθətɪst)
Compare anesthesiologist (in the US) a person qualified to administer anaesthesia, often a nurse or someone other than a physician

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

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Shortly after six o'clock, the anesthetist appeared.
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