- Relating to or suffering from anemia.
- Lacking vitality; listless and weak: an anemic attempt to hit the baseball; an anemic economic recovery.
(comparative more anemic, superlative most anemic)
Variant of anemia
- Med. a condition in which there is a reduction of the number, or volume, of red blood corpuscles or of the total amount of hemoglobin in the bloodstream, resulting in paleness, generalized weakness, etc.
- lack of vigor or vitality; lifelessness
Origin of anemiaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek anaimia ; from an-, without + haima, blood: see hemo-