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Mefun

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Vietnamese
Drifting above the Maze, Razor looks down on the baffled souls below, and delivers jolts of scalding electricity that both punish and quicken the souls as they decide their own fates, hurrying on toward luminous exits or endlessly dark pits. Razor is the eternal embodiment of a dominating power, abstract and almost clinical in his application of power. Yet he has a lordly air that suggests he takes a sardonic satisfaction in his work. - Dota 2 lore, Valve Corp.

I don't understand the bold one, can someone explain it to me? Thank you very much.
 
  • PaulQ

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    UK
    English - England
    abstract (usually, in this use, the word is "abstracted") -> lacking all awareness of what is happening;
    clinical -> without emotion; without empathy; concentrating only on the professional or scientific principle and having no concern at all for the object upon which an action is done.
     
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