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anemic

[uh-nee-mik] /əˈni mɪk/
adjective
1.
Pathology. suffering from anemia.
2.
lacking power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness; listless; weak:
an anemic effort; anemic tones.
Origin of anemic
1830-1840
1830-40; anem(ia) + -ic
Related forms
anemically, adverb
nonanemic, adjective
pseudoanemic, adjective
unanemic, adjective
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anaemic

/əˈniːmɪk/
adjective
1.
relating to or suffering from anaemia
2.
pale and sickly looking; lacking vitality

anemic

/əˈniːmɪk/
adjective
1.
the usual US spelling of anaemic
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Word Origin and History for anemic
adj.

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

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anemic in Science
anemia
  (ə-nē'mē-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.

anemic adjective
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