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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.
Also, anaemic.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; anem(ia) + -ic
Related forms
anemically, adverb
nonanemic, adjective
pseudoanemic, adjective
unanemic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anemically

anemic

/əˈniːmɪk/
adjective
1.
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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