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prop·a·gate

 (prŏp′ə-gāt′)
v. prop·a·gat·ed, prop·a·gat·ing, prop·a·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. To cause to extend to a broader area or larger number; spread: missionaries who propagate the faith.
5. To make widely known; publicize: propagate a rumor.
6. 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.

[Latin prōpāgāre, prōpāgāt-; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

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

propagator

(ˈprɒpəˌɡeɪtə)
n
1. a person or thing that propagates
2. (Horticulture) a shallow box with a heating element and cover used for germinating seeds or rooting cuttings
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.propagator - someone who propagates plants (as under glass)
botanist, phytologist, plant scientist - a biologist specializing in the study of plants
2.propagator - someone who spreads the news
communicator - a person who communicates with others