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(1) To cause an organism to reproduce or breed, especially by natural means.

(2) To transmit or spread (e.g. hereditary characteristic) from one generation to another.

(3) To disseminate or cause to move in some direction, as nerve impulse.

(4) (botany) To produce seedlings by germinating seeds, growing cuttings or by using methods to encourage plant reproduction and growth.


Word origin: Latin propāgātus from propāgāre (to reproduce, e.g. a plant)
Related forms: propagation