anemic

[uh-nee-mik]
adjective
1.
Pathology. suffering from anemia.
2.
lacking power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness; listless; weak: an anemic effort; anemic tones.
Also, anaemic.


Origin:
1830–40; anem(ia) + -ic

anemically, adverb
nonanemic, adjective
pseudoanemic, adjective
unanemic, adjective
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anaemic or (US) anemic (əˈniːmɪk)
 
adj
1.  relating to or suffering from anaemia
2.  pale and sickly looking; lacking vitality
 
anemic or (US) anemic
 
adj

anemic (əˈniːmɪk)
 
adj
the usual US spelling of anaemic

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anemic
alt. (chiefly U.S.) spelling of anaemic (q.v.). See ae.
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anemia  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (ə-nē'mē-ə)  Pronunciation Key 
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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Example sentences
Now the fire is but smoke and ember, the neon anemic, the dragon feeble and more of shadow than of substance.
Rather, it is anemic people themselves who commonly experience chronic fatigue.
The storm in the northern cell began looking anemic as the new line of storms
  cut off its supply of warm, moist air.
Manual labor transmission with underpowered anemic single engine does not cut
  it today.
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