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anemic

or a·nae·mic

[ uh-nee-mik ]
/ əˈni mɪk /
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adjective
Pathology. affected with anemia; having a deficiency of the hemoglobin, often accompanied by a reduced number of red blood cells.
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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