Anemic (adjective)

Having a reduced number of red blood cells or a lower than normal amount of hemoglobin, resulting in a reduced capacity of the blood to transport oxygen and causing fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath.


Late 19th century: from a- "without" + greek haīmā "blood" + -ic.


  1. She was diagnosed with anemia, a condition characterized by an anemic blood count.
  2. The anemic patient was prescribed iron supplements to increase the hemoglobin levels in their blood.
  3. The doctor suggested that the anemic symptoms could be a result of a nutrient deficiency.
  4. The patient was advised to eat more iron-rich foods to combat their anemia.
  5. The anemic patient was advised to avoid overexertion and to get enough rest to conserve their energy.
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