clinical

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clinic +‎ -al

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clinical (comparative more clinical, superlative most clinical)

  1. Of or pertaining to a medical clinic or facility.
    Medicine is now more often practiced in a clinical setting than in the home.
  2. Dealing with how to practically manage patients, contrasting with prehealth sciences.
  3. Done in a cool, emotionless fashion.
    • 2011 September 24, Ben Dirs, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 67-3 Romania”, BBC Sport:
      Fly-half Jonny Wilkinson put his below-par performance against Argentina behind him with a fine first-half showing, slotting four kicks from six and controlling his back-line with aplomb, while England's three-quarters were brimming with life and clinical with their execution.

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