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propagate
American English: /ˈprɑpəˌɡeɪt/
British English: /ˈprɒpəɡeɪt/

Translation of propagate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1
    (species/race)
    (disease)
    1.2
    (plants) (crear nuevas plantas mediante injertos, esquejes etc)
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    Example sentences
    • 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

  • (plant/species)
    propagarse
    Example sentences
    • 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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