Pronunciation: (pru-fet'ik), [key]
1. of or pertaining to a prophet: prophetic inspiration.
2. of the nature of or containing prophecy: prophetic writings.
3. having the function or powers of a prophet, as a person.
4. predictive; presageful or portentous; ominous: prophetic signs; prophetic warnings. Also,pro•phet'i•cal.
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