anes·​the·​tist ə-ˈnes-thə-tist How to pronounce anesthetist (audio)
 British  -ˈnēs-
: a health-care professional trained to administer anesthetics see also nurse anesthetist

Examples of anesthetist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The head of surgery and an anesthetist had missed calls, too. Bracey Harris, NBC News, 18 Nov. 2023 An assistant to the anesthetist was a family friend who recognized Karen and was distraught. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Oct. 2023 Amy is an anesthetist at the University of Louisville Trauma, and Rachel is an advanced nurse practitioner in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care at UofL Jewish. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 24 Aug. 2023 Tiffany Moon — an anesthetist, creator, and former cast member of The Real Housewives of Dallas — used it for years as her diaper bag. Frances Solá-Santiago,, 29 June 2023 Al Joda Hospital in southern Khartoum is hobbling along with four people: a surgeon, an anesthetist and two nurses, Dr. Atia said. Lynsey Chutel, New York Times, 30 Apr. 2023 Cook and his colleagues dove in and discovered in October that the dreaded practice of intubation emitted about 20 times fewer aerosols than a cough, said Dr. Jules Brown, a U.K. anesthetist and another author of the study. Christina Jewett, CNN, 12 Mar. 2021 In December 2020, Courtney Beneé Archie left New Orleans to accept a contract nurse anesthetist position in Newport News, Va. Alix Wall, New York Times, 27 Jan. 2023 The team base their design on an old but reliable machine called a Manley Ventilator, originally developed in the 1950s by anesthetist Roger Manley. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 24 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anesthetist was in 1860

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“Anesthetist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


anes·​the·​tist ə-ˈnes-thət-əst How to pronounce anesthetist (audio)
: one who gives anesthetics to patients

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British anaesthetist
ə-ˈnes-thət-əst, British -ˈnēs-
: a health-care professional trained to administer anesthetics see nurse anesthetist

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