psychiatrist

noun
psy·​chi·​a·​trist | \ sə-ˈkī-ə-trist How to pronounce psychiatrist (audio) , sī- \
plural psychiatrists

Definition of psychiatrist

: a medical doctor who diagnoses and treats mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders : a specialist in psychiatry

First Known Use of psychiatrist

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Psychiatrist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychiatrist. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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psychiatrist

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English Language Learners Definition of psychiatrist

: a doctor who treats mental or emotional disorders : a doctor of psychiatry

psychiatrist

noun
psy·​chi·​a·​trist | \ sə-ˈkī-ə-trəst, sī- \

Kids Definition of psychiatrist

: a doctor specializing in psychiatry

psychiatrist

noun
psy·​chi·​a·​trist | \ sə-ˈkī-ə-trəst How to pronounce psychiatrist (audio) , sī- How to pronounce psychiatrist (audio) \

Medical Definition of psychiatrist

: a physician specializing in psychiatry

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