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clin·i·cal / ˈklinikəl/ • adj. 1. of or relating to a clinic: an annual clinical examination ∎  of or relating to the observation and treatment of actual patients rather than theoretical or laboratory studies: clinical medicine. ∎  (of a disease or condition) causing observable and recognizable symptoms: clinical depression. 2. efficient and unemotional; coldly detached. ∎  (of a room or building) bare, functional, and clean.

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