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[trans-mahy-greyt, tranz-]
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verb (used without object), trans·mi·grat·ed, trans·mi·grat·ing.
  1. to move or pass from one place to another.
  2. to migrate from one country to another in order to settle there.
  3. (of the soul) to be reborn after death in another body.
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verb (used with object), trans·mi·grat·ed, trans·mi·grat·ing.
  1. to cause to transmigrate, as a soul; transfer.
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Origin of transmigrate

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin trānsmigrātus (past participle of trānsmigrāre to depart, migrate). See trans-, migrate
Related formstrans·mi·gra·tor, nountrans·mi·gra·to·ry [trans-mahy-gruh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, tranz-] /trænsˈmaɪ grəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, trænz-/, trans·mi·gra·tive, adjectiveun·trans·mi·grat·ed, adjective
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Related Words for transmigrate

migrate, quit, immigrate, depart, remove

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Historical Examples of transmigrate

  • I am sure all this is because you think you will transmigrate into a black spider!

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

    Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky

  • The Jesuits were ordered to dispose the people to transmigrate.

  • Oh, if our souls could transmigrate I'd be a seamew above all birds that fly!

    Beyond the City

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • It cannot transmigrate—cannot carry along with it the law which protects it: and if it could, what law would it carry?

  • He commanded each of them to transmigrate from one human body into another, until their tasks were done.

British Dictionary definitions for transmigrate


verb (intr)
  1. to move from one place, state, or stage to another
  2. (of souls) to pass from one body into another at death
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Derived Formstransmigration, nountransmigrational, adjectivetransmigrative, adjectivetransmigrator, nountransmigratory, adjective
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