clinically dead

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clinically dead (not comparable)

  1. (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.

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