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 Not only did Vicki help care for her family over the years, her compassionate nature and intelligence led her to a career as a nurse anesthetist. Andrea Cavallier, NBC News, 22 May 2021 Heather Wilson, a nurse anesthetist, wore huge fake eyelashes and an absurd cocked hat. William Finnegan, The New Yorker, 15 May 2021 Katherine Thompson, 41, lives in Homewood and works at St. Vincent’s as a nurse anesthetist. al, 8 Mar. 2021 Sharifah Wilson, a nurse anesthetist, had to get annual flu shots for her job at a Philadelphia hospital. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, 4 Feb. 2021 At the head of the bed, using a laryngoscope, a steel tool with a light at its end, a nurse anesthetist guided a tube almost 9 inches into the patient’s windpipe. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, 6 Dec. 2020 By the middle of the month the local clinic was already overrun, says Yolanda Cabrero, an anesthetist who has worked there for 25 years and herself became infected with coronavirus while on the job in March. John Ainger,, 22 Oct. 2020 Among its members and one of the authors of the BMJ letter is Jake Suett, a 32-year-old anesthetist and intensive-care doctor in King’s Lynn, about 100 miles north of London. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, 19 Oct. 2020 Hufstetler, an anesthetist, has represented his district since 2013. Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, 9 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of anesthetist

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Anesthetist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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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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