how to pronounce prophylactic


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prophylactic is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of prophylactic in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… recommendations to get a prophylactic or …”

meanings of prophylactic


  1. A prophylactic condom.
  2. A medicine which preserves or defends against disease; a preventive.
  3. Any device or mechanism intended to prevent harmful consequences.


  1. Serving to prevent or protect against an undesired effect, especially disease.

prophylactic frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word prophylactic occurs in english on average 0.2 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 prophylactic 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 prophylactic can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

words that rhyme with prophylactic


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