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immigrant

[ im-i-gruhnt ]
/ ˈɪm ɪ grənt /
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noun

a person who migrates to another country, usually for permanent residence.
an organism found in a new habitat.

adjective

of or relating to immigrants and immigration: a department for immigrant affairs.

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Origin of immigrant

1780–90, Americanism;<Latin immigrant- (stem of immigrāns), present participle of immigrāre to move into. See im-1, migrant

OTHER WORDS FROM immigrant

non·im·mi·grant, noun, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH immigrant

emigrant, immigrant , migrant
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British Dictionary definitions for immigrant

immigrant
/ (ˈɪmɪɡrənt) /

noun

  1. a person who comes to a country in order to settle thereCompare emigrant
  2. (as modifier)an immigrant community
an animal or plant that lives or grows in a region to which it has recently migrated
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