Translation of propagate in Spanish:

propagate

Pronunciation: /ˈprɑːpəgeɪt; ˈprɒpəgeɪt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [species/race] propagar*; [disease] propagar* 1.2 [plants] propagar* ([ crear nuevas plantas mediante injertos, esquejes etc ])
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    • Cultivars must be vegetatively propagated using plant tissue culture and this is a time-consuming and costly process requiring large tracts of experimental fields.
    • Gay shopped plant sales, propagated her own stock and taught her daughter how to take cuttings.
    • As with black Sampson coneflower, propagation by root division is rarely successful, so propagate this species by seed after moist stratification.
    1.3 [idea/belief/rumor] propagar*, difundir
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    • I dislike theories that propagate the idea of one pole vs. another and indeed the idea that we, as a race, have somewhere to go.
    • I am an educator; I like to think that my ideas are propagated through education, but I don't want to force my work on people.
    • The bill did not propagate a radical new idea, he said, but one that had existed in various forms for more than a century.
    1.4 [sound/radio waves] transmitir
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    • As light is propagated through a biological medium, components of that light are either propagated forward in the medium, absorbed by molecules, or scattered in all directions within the medium.
    • Sound waves are propagated within a medium, and simply do not exist ‘in the absence of interactions’.
    • It is only when mysteriously united to a body that spirit is brought into relationship with place or extension, and under such a condition alone, and only through such a medium, can it propagate motion.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [plant/species] propagarse*
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    • Turning from the very small to the very large, mathematics has also proved useful in understanding how particular tree species propagate across a geographic region.
    • Trees can propagate sexually or vegetatively.
    • They reduce wildfire damage, help fire-dependent species propagate, and remove competing species like red maple.

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