Definition of etherist in English:

etherist

noun

historical
  • 1A person who administers ether as an anaesthetic; specifically a person who advocates the use of ether rather than chloroform for anaesthesia.

  • 2Etheromaniac.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Scientific American. From ether + -ist.

Pronunciation

etherist

/ˈiːθ(ə)rɪst/