- to leave a region, community, etc., to move or settle into a different part of one's country or home territory: People are no longer out-migrating from the South in such large numbers.
Origin of out-migrate
First recorded in 1950–55
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Examples from the Web for outmigration
Outmigration rates from places like Los Angeles and the Bay Area now rival those of such cities as Detroit.The Golden State Is Crumbling
September 2, 2011