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propagative

Definition:

characterized by propagation or relating to propagation

Class:

pertaining adjective (relational/pertainym)

Derived from:

propagation

Related to:

propagate

Comparative:

more propagative

Superlative:

most propagative

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from Latin propāgāre to increase (plants) by cuttings, from propāgēs a cutting,...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

propagative | propagate | breed [synonym, sense-specific] | disseminate [synonym, sense-specific] | propagation [noun, derived]

[biology] of, relating to or involved in the act or process of reproducing, causing to reproduce or breeding | [horticulture] of, relating to or ... (23 of 362 words, 10 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/propagative

Merriam-Webster:

propagate | propagated [past tense] | propagating [present participle] | increase [synonym, sense-specific] | breed [synonym, sense-specific] | multiply [synonym, sense-specific] | procreate [synonym, sense-specific] | reproduce [synonym, sense-specific] | bear [similar, sense-specific] | ...

to cause to continue or increase by sexual or asexual reproduction | to pass along to offspring | to cause to spread out and affect a greater number ... (26 of 215 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/propagate

Oxford Dictionary:

propagate | propagation [derived] | propagative [derived]

breed specimens of (a plant or animal) by natural processes from the parent stock | [plants, animals] reproduce by natural processes | spread and ... (22 of 166 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/propagate

American Heritage Dictionary:

propagate | propagated [past tense] | propagating [present participle] | propagates [3rd-person singular present] | propagable [adjective, related] | propagative [adjective, related] | propagator [noun, related]

To cause (an organism) to multiply or breed. | To breed (offspring). | To transmit (characteristics) from one generation to another. | To cause to ... (22 of 106 words, 9 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/propagate

New World Dictionary:

propagate | propagated [past tense] | propagating [present participle] | propagative [adjective, related] | propagator [noun, related]

to cause (a plant or animal) to reproduce itself; raise or breed | to reproduce (itself); multiply: said of a plant or animal | to transmit ... (24 of 97 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/propagate

Wiktionary:

propagative

Of, pertaining to, or produced by propagation (7 of 8 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/propagative

Britannica Encyclopedia:

propagation [of plants]

in horticulture, the reproduction of plants by any number of natural or artificial means. Sexual propagation. Table Of Contents With crops that ... (22 of 481 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/478905​/propagation

Wikipedia:

Propagation [disambiguation]

can refer to: Reproduction, and other forms of multiplication or increase Plant propagation, the production of more plants by seeds, cuttings, grafting or other methods | Propagation of schema, in artificial reproduction | Wave propagation, The motion... (35 of 124 words, 6 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Propagation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

propagate | propagated [past tense] | propagating [present participle] | propagates [3rd-person singular present] | propagation [noun, uncountable, related]

[transitive] to spread ideas, beliefs etc to a lot of people | [transitive] to grow new plants from seeds or from pieces cut from an existing plant, ... (26 of 91 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/propagate

Random House Dictionary:

propagation

the act of propagating. | the fact of being propagated. | multiplication by natural reproduction. | transmission or dissemination. (16 of 25 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/propagation

Cambridge Dictionary:

propagate [entry 1] | propagation [noun, derived]

to produce a new plant from a parent plant | [formal] (of a plant or animal) to reproduce (17 of 48 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/propagate 1

propagate [entry 2, formal] | propagation [noun, derived]

to spread opinions, lies or religions among a lot of people (11 of 43 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/propagate 2

Encarta Dictionary:

propagate | propagated [past tense] | propagating [present participle] | propagates [3rd-person singular present]

to reproduce a plant or animal, or cause one to reproduce | to multiply plants by the use of seeds or cuttings | to spread an idea or custom to many ... (29 of 143 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736528​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Collins Dictionary:

propagative | propagate

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin propāgāre to increase (plants) by cuttings, from propāgēs a cutting, from pangere to fasten

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/propagative

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

Propagative

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Propagative"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Propagative"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Propagative

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

propagative

Audio: North American pronunciation of "propagative"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=propag​09 word=propagative

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