verb (used without object), out-mi·grat·ed, out-mi·grat·ing.
  1. 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
Related formsout-mi·gra·tion, noun
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Contemporary Examples of outmigration

  • Outmigration rates from places like Los Angeles and the Bay Area now rival those of such cities as Detroit.

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    The Golden State Is Crumbling

    Joel Kotkin

    September 2, 2011