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
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Historical Examples of propagative
With still higher degrees, Communism may be introduced into the sexual and propagative relations.
The propagative act is a drain on the life of man, and when habitual, produces disease.
The amative function is regarded merely as a bait to the propagative, and is merged in it.
Whence proceeds the propagative, or plastic force, in seeds of the vegetable kingdom, 238.The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love
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.