clinically dead (not comparable)
- (medicine, law) In a state in which usual medically observable vital signs—such as respiration, heartbeat, and corneal reflex—are not present, but from which patients are sometimes revived.
- 1974, "Natural Sciences: Supercooling dogs," Science News, vol. 106, no. 23, p. 360,
- Twelve dogs have been brought back to life with no signs of permanent damage after being clinically dead for two hours.