anesthesiologist

noun

an·​es·​the·​si·​ol·​o·​gist ˌa-nəs-ˌthē-zē-ˈä-lə-jist How to pronounce anesthesiologist (audio)
plural anesthesiologists
: anesthetist
specifically : a physician specializing in anesthesiology

Examples of anesthesiologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sharif said those increases likely reflected, in part, sharp pay gains in recent years for nurses and other in-demand medical workers, such as anesthesiologists and radiologists. Democrat-Gazettestaff and Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 14 Feb. 2024 The anesthesiologist kept trying to take my blood pressure while my arms bucked against the gurney cuffs like tethered dogs. Leslie Jamison, The New Yorker, 15 Jan. 2024 My mother, an anesthesiologist who made $250,000 a year at the peak of her career, probably invested more in my education than in any other expense except our home. Sara Murphy, New York Times, 2 Sep. 2023 An anesthesiologist who accidentally sent her diamond ring through the wash is rejoicing after her treasured piece of jewelry turned up at another hospital. Christine Rousselle, Fox News, 10 Feb. 2024 The clinic does not have an anesthesiologist on staff. Maggie Shannon, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 Three surgeons, two nurses and two anesthesiologists would work on Tashay for more than three hours. Eric Adler, Kansas City Star, 4 Feb. 2024 If only there was an anesthesiologist on hand before takeoff. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, 28 Jan. 2024 An anesthesiologist group is suing over nonpayment of more than $3 million. Keith M. Phaneuf, Hartford Courant, 10 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anesthesiologist was in 1922

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“Anesthesiologist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anesthesiologist. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

anesthesiologist

noun
an·​es·​the·​si·​ol·​o·​gist ˌan-əs-ˌthē-zē-ˈäl-ə-jist How to pronounce anesthesiologist (audio)
: anesthetist
especially : a doctor specializing in giving anesthetics to patients

Medical Definition

anesthesiologist

noun
an·​es·​the·​si·​ol·​o·​gist
variants or chiefly British anaesthesiologist
: anesthetist
specifically : a physician specializing in anesthesiology

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