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Dictionary definition for: Propagate

1. (v) transmit from one generation to the next; "propagate these characteristics"

2. (v) travel through the air; "sound and light propagate in this medium"

3. (v) transmit; "propagate sound or light through air"

4. (v) become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread" "Optimism spread among the population"

5. (v) transmit or cause to broaden or spread; "This great civilization was propagated throughout the land"

6. (v) cause to become widely known; "spread information" "circulate a rumor" "broadcast the news"

7. (v) cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering

8. (v) multiply sexually or asexually

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