[kling-ee] /ˈklɪŋ i/
adjective, clingier, clingiest.
apt to ; adhesive or tenacious:
a clingy fabric.
1680s, of things, from cling + -y (2). Of persons (especially children) from 1969, though the image of a “clingy vine” in a relationship goes back to 1896. Related: Clinginess.
[klin-ik] /ˈklɪn ɪk/ noun 1. a place, as in connection with a medical school or a hospital, for the treatment of nonresident patients, sometimes at low cost or without charge. 2. a group of physicians, dentists, or the like, working in cooperation and sharing the same facilities. 3. a class or group convening for instruction […]
[klin-i-kuh l] /ˈklɪn ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. pertaining to a clinic. 2. concerned with or based on actual observation and treatment of disease in patients rather than experimentation or theory. 3. extremely objective and realistic; dispassionately analytic; unemotionally critical: She regarded him with clinical detachment. 4. pertaining to or used in a sickroom: a clinical […]
- Clinical death
noun the condition of a person when heartbeat and respiration have ceased; irreversible loss of function, esp. breathing and consciousness Examples The anatomical basis for the concept of clinical death resides in the loss of brain-stem function. Usage Note medicine
noun 1. Psychiatry. a depression so severe as to be considered abnormal, either because of no obvious environmental causes, or because the reaction to unfortunate life circumstances is more intense or prolonged than would generally be expected.