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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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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The Holy Reich does not deal persuasively enough, however, with the provenance of the twisted theology (termed "positive Christianity") that the Nazis propagated. Does a religious doctrine that halls Jesus as the original anti-Semite and rejects the Old Testament on the grounds that it is "too Jewish" even qualify as Christianity?
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