anemic

or a·nae·mic

[ uh-nee-mik ]
/ əˈni mɪk /
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. anelastic,
  2. anelasticity,
  3. anele,
  4. anelectric,
  5. anemia,
  6. anemic anoxia,
  7. anemic halo,
  8. anemic hypoxia,
  9. anemic infarct,
  10. anemic murmur

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 anemically

anemic

/ (əˈniːmɪk) /

adjective

the usual US spelling of anaemic
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Word Origin and History for anemically

anemic

adj.

alternative (chiefly U.S.) spelling of anaemic (q.v.). See ae.

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