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English definition of “clinically”

clinically

adverb

clinically adverb (MEDICAL)

specialized medical according to medical science and examination of patients: Doctors pronounced him clinically dead. specialized medical relating to the results of clinical tests or experiments: This toothpaste has been clinically proven to protect your teeth.

clinically adverb (WITHOUT EMOTION)

in a way that lacks emotion or sympathy: She talks about her traumatized childhood emotionlessly, almost clinically. Should doctors always remain clinically detached from their patients? in a way that lacks warmth or comfort
(Definition of clinically from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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