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English definition of “clinical”

clinical

adjective uk   /ˈklɪn.ɪ.kəl/ us  

clinical adjective (MEDICAL)

C1 describes 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.Describing medical treatment generally

clinical adjective (WITHOUT EMOTION)

C2 disapproving expressing no emotion or feelings: She seems to have a very clinical attitude towards her children.Not showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions showing no character and warmth: We were going to paint our kitchen white, but we decided that would look too clinical.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour
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