- Pathology. suffering from anemia.
- lacking power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness; listless; weak: an anemic effort; anemic tones.
- the usual US spelling of anaemic
- A deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, as in the amount of hemoglobin or the number or volume of red blood cells. Iron deficiency, often caused by inadequate dietary consumption of iron, and blood loss are common causes of anemia. See also aplastic anemia hemolytic anemia and sickle cell anemia.