Definition of clinically in US English:



  • 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’
    1. 1.1 In a way that causes observable and recognizable symptoms.
      ‘this is manifested clinically as a heart attack’
      ‘he has been diagnosed as clinically depressed’
  • 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’
    1. 2.1usually as submodifier In a bare, functional, and clean way.
      ‘the clinically clean kitchen design is curiously devoid of atmosphere’
      ‘a clinically lit room’