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anesthetist

or anaesthetist

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

/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 anesthetist
n.

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

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anesthetist in Medicine

anesthetist a·nes·the·tist (ə-něs'thĭ-tĭst)
n.
A person trained to administer anesthetics.

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