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 propagator
Ripton heard also the words "propagator—species," but had no idea of their import.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
As I said a while ago, we know that practically every person in this room is a propagator.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
The propagator of the report, finding himself detected in a falsehood, instantly withdrew, and we saw no more of him.
At bottom, the Jacobin is a sectarian, propagator of his own faith, and hostile to the faith of others.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 6 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
He is only the propagator of portions of such a conception, and of the minor ideas which they suggest.Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)|John Morley
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Word Origin for propagate
Word Origin and History for propagator
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.