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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Propagate \Prop"a*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Propagated; p. pr. & vb. n. Propagating.] [L. propagatus, p. p. of propagare to propagate, akin to propages, propago, a layer of a plant, slip, shoot. See Pro-, and cf. Pact, Prop, Prune, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to continue or multiply by generation, or successive production; -- applied to animals and plants; as, to propagate a breed of horses or sheep; to propagate a species of fruit tree. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to spread to extend; to impel or continue forward in space; as, to propagate sound or light. [1913 Webster] 3. To spread from person to person; to extend the knowledge of; to originate and spread; to carry from place to place; to disseminate; as, to propagate a story or report; to propagate the Christian religion. [1913 Webster] The infection was propagated insensibly. --De Foe. [1913 Webster] 4. To multiply; to increase. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast, Which thou wilt propagate. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To generate; to produce. [1913 Webster] Motion propagated motion, and life threw off life. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] Syn: To multiply; continue; increase; spread; diffuse; disseminate; promote. [1913 Webster]




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