how to pronounce floodgate


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floodgate is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of floodgate


  1. An adjustable gate or valve used to control the flow of water through a sluice.
  2. Anything that controls or limits an outpouring of people, emotion etc.

floodgate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word floodgate occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics floodgate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that floodgate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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