Translation of propagate in Spanish:


propagar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈprɑpəˌɡeɪt//ˈprɒpəɡeɪt/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (race/species) propagar
    (disease) propagar
    • There are over 30,000 different orchid species and well over 100,000 hybrid strains have been artificially propagated.
    • Yeast and bacterial strains were propagated using standard methods.
    • These were monitoring variables like humidity and temperature, information that is invaluable to the horticulturalists attempting to propagate the trees.
    • One of the easiest ways to propagate shrubs is by layering - bending down a branch so it roots directly in the soil.
    • Plants were propagated clonally and all material used was of the same genetic background.
    • Daylilies are very easily propagated by the division of old clumps.
    • Cultivated varieties are propagated clonally and very often a single genotype is planted in orchards.
    • The marigold is a lovely annual that can be propagated easily.
    • Gay shopped plant sales, propagated her own stock and taught her daughter how to take cuttings.
    • As much as possible, mutants were vegetatively propagated to prevent loss of each genotype.
    • Species are propagated by seed collected fresh and sown immediately in trays placed in a cold frame.
    • Rather than buying more plants, Eva Smith of Oklahoma propagates her own by layering.
    • Thirty-two cuttings per clone were propagated and the stock plants were discarded.
    • In order to obtain replicated phenotypic data, plants were vegetatively propagated through cuttings.
    • You can propagate by division, from proliferations or pips, or from seed.
    • As with black Sampson coneflower, propagation by root division is rarely successful, so propagate this species by seed after moist stratification.
    • Cultivars must be vegetatively propagated using plant tissue culture and this is a time-consuming and costly process requiring large tracts of experimental fields.
    • You can propagate evergreen shrubs by ground-layering.
    • Clearly the method will not work if the stand of plants is clonally propagated because the equations will not solve.
    • While blueberries are propagated commercially by tissue culture, they can be propagated by hardwood or softwood cuttings.
  • 2

    (plants) (crear nuevas plantas mediante injertos, esquejes etc) propagar
  • 3

    (belief/idea/rumor) propagar
    (idea/belief/rumor) difundir
    • Locally, in earlier years, he was probably regarded as an eccentric as he propagated ideas which even the average Yorkshire brain had difficulty in assimilating.
    • The Internet is a great way to raise money, and you can propagate a message on the Internet, but you can't sell a candidate on the Internet because politics is still intensely personal.
    • The issue is further clouded by the plausible special pleading that the development industry has successfully propagated.
    • The Republicans have successfully propagated the idea that his (admittedly unstable) temperament is the issue.
    • Many textbooks continue to propagate the myth that symptoms can accurately identify peptic ulcer disease.
    • He is strongly against such power when used thoughtlessly to propagate traditional ideas, which can be harmful.
    • 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.
    • In October, the Trust is working to increase awareness on breast cancer and propagating suitable methods of prevention and detection of the disease.
    • By failing to do this, we are propagating a silent lie.
    • We live in a time when the opposite is being propagated by media and consumerist culture.
    • 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.
    • By the simple expedient of asking a public official about a rumor and recording the fact that he didn't comment, the AP and countless newspapers have propagated the report.
    • That view, however widely it may be propagated, is so warped that it can only raise suspicions about the agenda of those who peddle it.
    • The bill did not propagate a radical new idea, he said, but one that had existed in various forms for more than a century.
    • This is the best material I've seen, so why not let us in the blogosphere propagate it?
    • Let's propagate the idea that citizenship is a responsibility rather than a right.
    • The pro-project group propagated the idea that the mining of bauxite was the only means for the area to cross the boundaries of backwardness.
    • Conventional art history narratives tend to propagate the idea that important art happens elsewhere, either outside Canada or in limited regions within the country.
    • Personally, I have no interest in any academic school that propagates the idea that gender is a social construct.
    • We know the lies propagated by the media, law enforcement and even our own government.
  • 4

    (radio waves/sound) transmitir
    • 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.
    • Besides, why may not motion have been propagated by impulse through all eternity, and the same stock of it, or nearly the same, be still upheld in the universe?
    • 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.
    • Sound waves are propagated within a medium, and simply do not exist ‘in the absence of interactions’.
    • The result is that sharp signals cannot be propagated.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (species/plant) propagarse
    • Topics covered include the structure and mechanics of plants, how they adapt to the seasons, what roots do and how plants propagate and support themselves.
    • He points out that multiple prion-based heritable states can propagate independently within one cell.
    • Because molds and fungi propagate by means of airborne spores, they can cause respiratory problems.
    • 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.
    • Likewise, detached roots of untransformed M. sativa (Aragón) plants were able to propagate in vitro.
    • A new technique allows researchers to culture colonies of mouse brain stem cells that can either propagate without differentiating or become normal brain cells at the flip of a genetic switch.
    • Trees can propagate sexually or vegetatively.
    • Some do not propagate freely nor continue with a satisfactory show of flower.
    • If an animal is to grow to maturity and propagate, it must be able to take in nourishment and to navigate its way through the world.
    • These factors allow the organism to propagate and acclimate to the host's internal environment.
    • These plants propagate quite easily from root cuttings taken in spring.
    • They reduce wildfire damage, help fire-dependent species propagate, and remove competing species like red maple.
    • We need to know how they nucleate and how they propagate.
    • It has a 4-day life cycle and propagates as self-fertilizing hermaphrodites or by outcrossing after the spontaneous generation of males.