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propagatorprop‧a‧gat‧or /ˈprɒpəɡeɪtə $ ˈprɑːpəɡeɪtər/ noun [countable]  1 someone who spreads ideas, beliefs etc2 DLGa covered box of soil in which young plants or seeds are placed so that they can grow
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propagatorA propagator can also be used to safeguard tender plants from frost.Our hardwood propagator would do even better.When there's a possibility of frost I cover it with a polythene bin bag - an instant propagator.His Minister of Education, Uvarov - the propagator of the doctrine - understood the tsar's position only too well.Unheated propagators must be placed somewhere warm.Place the sown containers in a warm propagator to germinate.
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