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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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.] 
  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. 
  2.  To  cause  to  spread  to  extend;  to  impel  or  continue  forward 
  in  space;  as  to  propagate  sound  or  light. 
  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. 
  The  infection  was  propagated  insensibly.  --De  Foe. 
  4.  To  multiply;  to  increase.  [Obs.] 
  Griefs  of  mine  own  lie  heavy  in  my  breast,  Which 
  thou  wilt  propagate.  --Shak. 
  5.  To  generate;  to  produce. 
  Motion  propagated  motion,  and  life  threw  off  life. 
  --De  Quincey. 
  Syn:  To  multiply;  continue;  increase;  spread;  diffuse; 
  disseminate;  promote. 

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