Definition of anaemic in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈniːmɪk/
(US anemic)


1Suffering from anaemia: the doctor said you were a bit anaemic an anaemic patient
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  • Does a blood transfusion in anemic patients with acute coronary syndrome improve survival?
  • Nearly 90 percent of MDS patients are anemic and require regular transfusions of red cells.
  • If the patient is anemic, transfusion of one or more units of packed red blood cells may be prescribed.
1.1Lacking in colour, spirit, or vitality: an anaemic aspidistra stood in the grate Boro gave a thoroughly anaemic performance
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  • The anemic palate that colours the film - grays, browns, and other hushed earth tones - provide the foreboding backdrop.
  • Setup is joyously simple, and DVD performance is good, if not spectacular, but the sound is anaemic, lacking sufficient detail for music and serious clout for movies.
  • It is anaemic, lacking in vision, and a generally debate-free zone.
feeble, weak, insipid, pallid, pale, wishy-washy, vapid, bland, poor, puny, flat, inadequate;
lame, tame, uninspired, unimaginative, lacklustre, spiritless, half-hearted, vigourless, lifeless, powerless, impotent, ineffective, ineffectual, enervated, bloodless
informal pathetic
rare etiolated

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