Definition of clinically in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkliniklē/


1In a way that relates to the observation and treatment of actual patients rather than theoretical or laboratory studies: a clinically proven effective treatment the product would be developed and clinically tested in Denmark
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  • Late last year, the company unveiled the first orange juice clinically proven to help lower cholesterol.
  • The mad cow disease that has been transmitted is clinically indistinguishable from scrapie.
  • Adding a small amount of inulin to the diet has been clinically proven to boost the body's absorption of calcium.
1.1In a way that causes observable and recognizable symptoms: this is manifested clinically as a heart attack he has been diagnosed as clinically depressed
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  • According to the WHO, nearly 300 million people around the world are clinically obese.
  • The control sheep in group 1 remained clinically healthy during the experiment.
  • The smokers in this population did not have hypertension or clinically evident atherosclerosis.
2In a very efficient and detached way: they calmly and clinically documented the ongoing destruction they used murder as a cold-blooded and clinically calculated means to a political end
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  • A number of participants expressed anxiety about the unrelenting succession of such clinically cold depictions of corporeal trauma.
  • We study the oncoming tragedy objectively, clinically, for the next 90 minutes.
  • It seems to wipe the mind clean with its sequence of progressive hypnotic hums—it's very wired and weird and clinically executed.
2.1 [usually as submodifier] In a bare, functional, and clean way: the clinically clean kitchen design is curiously devoid of atmosphere a clinically lit room
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  • The movie opens with a clinically simple frame of the doctor at Indiana University in the late thirties.
  • The next four weeks will be very busy fitting it out with furniture and equipment and making it clinically clean.
  • The more clinically meticulous your work is, the more you'll do for consumers and your program.
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