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propagate

verb uk   /ˈprɒp.ə.ɡeɪt/ us    /ˈprɑː.pə-/

propagate verb (GROW)

[I or T] to produce a new plant from a parent plant: Most house plants can be propagated from stem cuttings. Plants needs certain conditions to propagate. [I or T] formal (of a plant or animal) to produce young plants or animals

propagate verb (SPREAD)

[T] formal to spread opinions, lies, or religions among a lot of people: The government have tried to propagate the belief that this is a just war. Such lies are propagated in the media.
propagation
noun [U] uk   /ˌprɒp.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌprɑː.pə-/
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