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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]

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.

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]

propagate

  1. to reproduce by natural or artifical means.
  2. (nerve impulse) to travel along a nerve fibre without losing strength.

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]
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One caveat: if you're saving seed to propagate next spring, be sure it is thoroughly dried before storing in paper bags over winter.
Propagate flowering varieties by seed, others by cuttings or layering.
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God given" desire to consummate continues long after the ability to propagate has passed - or what happened to Abram and Sara?
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Offord and her colleagues have been working urgently with a minimum of plant material to propagate the "living fossil," as it is being called.
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There are lots of berries on bushes and trees right now, providing food for birds and brightening our surroundings, so it's time to propagate and plan hedges.
Horticulturists at the facility have repeatedly failed to propagate the plant by cuttings or grafts.
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Another way to propagate this plant is to cut a stem and place it on its side on top of ordinary potting soil.