or a·nae·mic


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of anemically

Historical Examples of anemically

  • Indeed it was anemically green; uneven, hacked and ragged; shorn of its emerald beauty.

British Dictionary definitions for anemically


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



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

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