verb (used with object), prop·a·gat·ed, prop·a·gat·ing.
verb (used without object), prop·a·gat·ed, prop·a·gat·ing.
Origin of propagate
Examples from the Web for propagated
Spread happens easily, however, and epidemics are propagated when the third form of plague occurs: pneumonia plague.
Three reasons; first of all I am an immigrant and the work of immigrants was not propagated in the Soviet Union.Punks, UFOs, and Heroin: How ‘Liquid Sky’ Became a Cult Movie|Daniel Genis|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Beast presents seven more crazy ideas about rape that have been propagated by politicians and frat boys over the years.
Baileyana can be propagated from cuttings only with difficulty.The Grapes of New York|U. P. Hedrick
How should blessing and adoption be propagated from Abraham, as a sort of head, into the whole body of the faithful?St. Peter, His Name and His Office|Thomas W. Allies
It is propagated by parting its roots in autumn: neither this species nor the hyemalis thrive very near London.The Botanical Magazine, Vol. I|William Curtis
Is propagated by parting its roots at the close of summer; but Miller says, the strongest and best plants are produced from seed.The Botanical Magazine v 2|William Curtis
A second bush, propagated from the parent root, has been put in our Mt. Auburn burying lot.A Garden with House Attached|Sarah Warner Brooks
Word Origin for propagate
1560s, "to cause to multiply," from Latin propagatus, past participle of propagare "to set forward, extend, procreate" (see propagation). Intransitive sense "reproduce one's kind" is from c.1600. Related: Propagated; propagating.