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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Propagate  \Prop"a*gate\,  v.  i. 
  To  have  young  or  issue;  to  be  produced  or  multiplied  by 
  generation,  or  by  new  shoots  or  plants;  as  rabbits  propagate 
  No  need  that  thou  Should'st  propagate,  already 
  infinite.  --Milton. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  transmit  from  one  generation  to  the  next  of  characteristics 
  2:  travel  through  the  air,  of  sound  or  light 
  3:  transmit,  as  in  physics;  "propagate  sound  or  light  through 
  air,  for  example" 
  4:  transmit;  "This  great  civilization  was  propagated  throughout 
  the  land" 
  5:  as  of  information  [syn:  {circulate},  {circularize},  {circularise}, 
  {distribute},  {disseminate},  {broadcast},  {spread},  {diffuse}, 
  {disperse},  {pass  around}] 
  6:  cause  (plants)  to  propagate,  as  by  grafting  or  layering 
  7:  multiply  sexually  or  asexually,  in  biology 

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