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 self-propagating
I was obliged, in fact, to brace myself, to reason it out again that right was self-propagating and wrong necessarily sterile.The High Heart|Basil King
Judging from all available evidence, the granules are self-propagating units; that is, they can grow and reproduce themselves.Being Well-Born|Michael F. Guyer
It is self-propagating, from the fact of its lower branches rooting where they touch the soil.
Organisms possess in themselves formative power of a self-propagating kind, which they communicate to their materials.
Our Baptist mission churches are fast becoming models of self-supporting, self-governing, and self-propagating bodies.A Tour of the Missions|Augustus Hopkins Strong