[ trans-mahy-greyt, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈmaɪ greɪt, trænz- /

verb (used without object), trans·mi·grat·ed, trans·mi·grat·ing.

to move or pass from one place to another.
to migrate from one country to another in order to settle there.
(of the soul) to be reborn after death in another body.

verb (used with object), trans·mi·grat·ed, trans·mi·grat·ing.

to cause to transmigrate, as a soul; transfer.

Origin of transmigrate

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin trānsmigrātus (past participle of trānsmigrāre to depart, migrate). See trans-, migrate

Related forms

trans·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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for transmigrate


/ (ˌtrænzmaɪˈɡreɪt) /

verb (intr)

to move from one place, state, or stage to another
(of souls) to pass from one body into another at death

Derived Forms

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