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prop·a·gate

(prop'ă-gāt),
1. To reproduce; to generate.
2. To move along a fiber, for example, propagation of the nerve impulse.
[L. propago, pp. -atus, to generate, reproduce]
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propagate

(prŏp′ə-gāt′)
v. propa·gated, propa·gating, propa·gates
v.tr.
1. To cause (an organism) to multiply or breed.
2. To breed (offspring).
3. To transmit (characteristics) from one generation to another.
4. Physics To cause (a wave, for example) to move in some direction or through a medium; transmit.
v.intr.
1. To have offspring; multiply.
2. To extend to a broader area or larger number; spread.
3. Physics To move through a medium.

prop′a·ga·ble (-gə-bəl) adj.
prop′a·ga′tive adj.
prop′a·ga′tor n.
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prop·a·gate

(prop'ă-gāt)
1. To reproduce; to generate.
2. To move along a fiber, e.g., propagation of the nerve impulse.
[L. propago, pp. -atus, to generate, reproduce]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

propagate

  1. to reproduce by natural or artifical means.
  2. (nerve impulse) to travel along a nerve fibre without losing strength.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

prop·a·gate

(prop'ă-gāt)
1. To reproduce; to generate.
2. To move along a fiber, e.g., propagation of the nerve impulse.
[L. propago, pp. -atus, to generate, reproduce]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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