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as in:  propagate the species

The plant is typically propagated by seed or cuttings.
  to reproduce or copy
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propagation propagating propagate propagated propagates propagator propagative
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  • The plant is typically propagated by seed or cuttings.
  • To get a genetically identical plant, you’ll need to propagate it with cuttings.
  • From the strong principle of inheritance, any selected variety will tend to propagate its new and modified form.
    Darwin, Charles  --  The Origin of Species
  • Life was the propagation of more life and the living of as good a life is possible.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles

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  • There is not a drop of Tom’s corrupted blood but propagates infection and contagion somewhere.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Bleak House
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Associated words [difficulty]:   propagate [6]
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