|1.||biology to reproduce or cause to reproduce; breed|
|2.||(tr) horticulture to produce (plants) by layering, grafting, cuttings, etc|
|3.||(tr) to promulgate; disseminate|
|4.||physics to move through, cause to move through, or transmit, esp in the form of a wave: to propagate sound|
|5.||(tr) to transmit (characteristics) from one generation to the next|
|[C16: from Latin propāgāre to increase (plants) by cuttings, from propāgēs a cutting, from pangere to fasten]|
propagate prop·a·gate (prŏp'ə-gāt')
v. prop·a·gat·ed, prop·a·gat·ing, prop·a·gates
To cause an organism to multiply or breed.
To breed offspring.
To transmit characteristics from one generation to another.
To cause to move in some direction or through a medium, such as a wave or a nerve impulse.