anemic

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From anemia +‎ -ic.

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anemic (comparative more anemic, superlative most anemic)

  1. Of or pertaining to anemia.
  2. (by extension) Weak; listless; lacking power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness.
    • 1938, Henry Goddard Leach, Forum and Century (volume 100, page 156)
      My ordinarily even disposition was shattered, I thought, beyond repair — a condition that was not improved by my utter abhorrence of a diet of infant's food and anemic vegetables.

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