- n a specialist who administers an anesthetic to a patient before he is treated
- A duty officer at the cramped headquarters scans his file cards and quickly puts together an appropriate team that usually consists of a doctor, a surgeon and an anaesthetist, as .
- Tony Abbott in BBC News
Responding to a question on dentistry, Abbott noted: "Dentistry can be a little bit painful, and you need an anaesthetist. And it's interesting that the prime minister has had some medical experience as an anaesthetist in the House of...