c.1840; see anaemia + -ic. Figurative good sense by 1898.
lacking vigor or power
- regarding anemia or suffering from anemia
- Of or related to anaemia.
(a.) Of or pertaining to anaemia.
In autumn all horses that have been grazing should be dosed with some vermifuge to destroy the worms that are invariably present, and thus prevent colic or an unthrifty or anaemic state.