Definition of psychiatrist in English:

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Pronunciation: /sīˈkīətrəst/
Pronunciation: /səˈkīətrəst/


A medical practitioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
Example sentences
  • Belmarsh also had a team of mental health specialists including three psychiatrists and three psychiatric nurses.
  • Your doctor may refer you to a psychiatrist or a community psychiatric nurse.
  • Within the core Medicare system, most serious mental disorders are treated by psychiatrists.
psychotherapist, psychoanalyst
informal shrink, head doctor

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Syllabification: psy·chi·a·trist

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