anaemic

[ uh-nee-mik ]
/ əˈni mɪk /
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adjective


Nearby words

  1. anadrenalism,
  2. anadromous,
  3. anadyr,
  4. anadyr range,
  5. anaemia,
  6. anaerobe,
  7. anaerobic,
  8. anaerobic digestion,
  9. anaerobic respiration,
  10. anaerobiosis

Related formsnon·a·nae·mic, adjectivepseu·do·a·nae·mic, adjectiveun·a·nae·mic, adjective

anemic

or a·nae·mic

[ uh-nee-mik ]
/ əˈni mɪk /

adjective

Pathology. suffering from anemia.
lacking power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness; listless; weak: an anemic effort; anemic tones.

Origin of anemic

First recorded in 1830–40; anem(ia) + -ic

Related formsa·ne·mi·cal·ly, adverbnon·a·ne·mic, adjectivepseu·do·a·ne·mic, adjectiveun·a·ne·mic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for anaemic

anaemic

US anemic

/ (əˈniːmɪk) /

adjective

relating to or suffering from anaemia
pale and sickly looking; lacking vitality

anemic

/ (əˈniːmɪk) /

adjective

the usual US spelling of anaemic
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