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"clinical" in British English

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clinicaladjective

uk   /ˈklɪn.ɪ.kəl/ us   /ˈklɪn.ɪ.kəl/
  • clinical adjective (MEDICAL)

C1 used to refer to medical work or teaching that relates to the examination and treatment of ill people: clinical tests/training the Department of Clinical Medicine Clinical trials of the new drug may take five years.

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  • clinical adjective (WITHOUT EMOTION)

C2 disapproving expressing no emotion or feelings: She seems to have a very clinical attitude towards her children.
showing no character and warmth: We were going to paint our kitchen white, but we decided that would look too clinical.
(Definition of clinical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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clinicaladjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈklɪn·ɪ·kəl/
(of medical work or teaching) relating to examining and treating someone who is ill: Clinical tests have so far failed to show the cause of her illness.
Clinical also means considering a situation without showing or feeling any emotion: Mac's air of clinical disinterest did not always sit well with his associates.
(Definition of clinical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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