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.

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Origin of anemic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM anemic

a·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 anemic

anemic
/ (əˈniːmɪk) /

adjective

the usual US spelling of anaemic
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Scientific definitions for anemic

anemia
[ ə-nēmē-ə ]

A deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, as in the amount of hemoglobin or the number or volume of red blood cells. Iron deficiency, often caused by inadequate dietary consumption of iron, and blood loss are common causes of anemia. See also aplastic anemia hemolytic anemia and sickle cell anemia.

Other words from anemia

anemic adjective
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