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PROP'AGATOR, noun One that continues or multiplies his own species by generation.

1. One that continues or multiplies any species of animals or plants.

2. One that spreads or causes to circulate, as a report.

3. One that plants and establishes in a country destitute; as a propagator of the gospel.

4. One that plants, originates or extends; one that promotes.