Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To cause to continue or multiply by generation, or successive production; – applied to animals and plants;
propagatea breed of horses or sheep; to
propagatea species of fruit tree.
To cause to spread to extend; to impel or continue forward in space;
propagatesound or light
To spread from person to person; to extend the knowledge of; to originate and spread; to carry from place to place; to disseminate;
propagatea story or report; to
propagatethe Christian religion.
The infection was
To multiply; to increase.
Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast,
Which thou wilt
Which thou wilt
To generate; to produce.
propagatedmotion, and life threw off life.
Syn. – To multiply; continue; increase; spread; diffuse; disseminate; promote.
To have young or issue; to be produced or multiplied by generation, or by new shoots or plants;
No need that thou
propagate, already infinite.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To continue or multiply the kind by generation or successive production; applied to animals and plants; as, to propagate a breed of horses or sheep; to propagate any species of fruit tree.
2.To spread; to extend; to impel or continue forward in space; as, to propagate sound or light.
3.To spread from person to person; to extend; to give birth to, or originate and spread; as, to propagate a story or report.
4.To carry from place to place; to extend by planting and establishing in places before destitute; as, to propagate the christian religion.
5.To extend; to increase.
Griefs of my own lie heavy in my breast,
Which thou wilt propagate.
6.To generate; to produce.
Superstitious notions, propagated in fancy, are hardly ever totally eradicated.