anes·​the·​tist | \ ə-ˈnes-thə-tist How to pronounce anesthetist (audio) , British -ˈnēs- \

Definition of anesthetist

: a heath-care professional trained to administer anesthetics — see also nurse anesthetist

Examples of anesthetist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hufstetler, an anesthetist, backs an increase in tobacco taxes. James Salzer, ajc, "Georgia senators considering nixing or limiting Delta, yacht, other tax breaks," 16 June 2020 My mom being a nurse anesthetist working on the front lines does make things a little tougher for my family. Courtney Christian,, "Utica High School senior Courtney Christian reaches for light in the midst of darkness," 17 May 2020 Marilou Grainger, a retired nurse anesthetist and registered Republican in Washington, Missouri, said she's torn between the need to take precautions against the virus while also allowing people to make their own decisions. Randall Chase And Emily Swanson,, "Poll: Majority disapprove of coronavirus protests," 11 May 2020 Nicole Hubbard, a chief nurse anesthetist at a hospital in Tampa, Florida, took the photo of her two married colleagues, Ben Cayer and Mindy Brock, and posted it to Facebook on March 31. Christina Oehler,, "This Photo of a Husband and Wife Working on a COVID-19 Team Shows the Reality of Working in Hospitals Now," 14 Apr. 2020 Warren’s mother is a nurse anesthetist at UAB Highlands. al, "Alabama teens 3D print 100 face shields, masks for medical workers," 5 May 2020 About 100 military health personnel — anesthetists, nurses and nursing assistants — were assigned to operate the facility. Fox News, "France sees 24-hour spike in coronavirus casualties, becomes 5th nation with death toll topping 1,000," 26 Mar. 2020 The Army is looking for care specialties such as critical care officers, anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, critical care nurses, nurse practitioners, ER nurses, respiratory specialists and medics, CBS News' David Martin reports. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "More than 9,000 retired Army soldiers interested in joining fight against coronavirus," 27 Mar. 2020 NBC News spoke with seven nurses and a nurse anesthetist who work at Kaiser Permanente locations in Northern California across five hospitals. NBC News, "In California, protective equipment shortage pushes nurses to consider drastic action," 24 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of anesthetist

1860, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jun 2020

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“Anesthetist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of anesthetist

medical : a doctor or nurse who gives an anesthetic to a patient


variants: or chiefly British anaesthetist \ ə-​ˈnes-​thət-​əst, British -​ˈnēs-​ \

Medical Definition of anesthetist

: a health-care professional trained to administer anesthetics — see nurse anesthetist

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