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Pathology. suffering from .
lacking power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness; listless; weak:
an anemic effort; anemic tones.
Contemporary Examples

His last published work was a poorly received, anemically selling biography of Sarah Palin.
Joe McGinniss: The Hide of an Alligator, And Then Some Lloyd Grove March 11, 2014

Historical Examples

Indeed it was anemically green; uneven, hacked and ragged; shorn of its emerald beauty.
Greener Than You Think Ward Moore

the usual US spelling of anaemic

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


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  • Anemo-

    a combining form meaning “wind”: anemograph. combining form indicating wind: anemometer, anemophilous before vowels anem-, word-forming element meaning “wind,” from comb. form of Greek anemos (see anemone).

  • Anemochore

    an plant, seed, or spore. noun a plant in which the fruits or seeds are dispersed by wind

  • Anemochorous

    (of a fruit, seed, or spore) adapted for dispersion by wind. (of a plant) having anemochorous fruits, seeds, or spores, as the dandelion.

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