trans·​mi·​grate | \ (ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈmī-ˌgrāt How to pronounce transmigrate (audio) , (ˌ)tranz-ˈmī-, ˈtran(t)s-ˌmī-, ˈtranz-ˌmī- \
transmigrated; transmigrating; transmigrates

Definition of transmigrate

transitive verb

: to cause to go from one state of existence or place to another

intransitive verb

1 of the soul : to pass at death from one body or being to another

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Other Words from transmigrate

transmigration \ ˌtran(t)s-​mī-​ˈgrā-​shən How to pronounce transmigration (audio) , ˌtranz-​ \ noun
transmigrator \ (ˌ)tran(t)s-​ˈmī-​ˌgrā-​tər How to pronounce transmigrator (audio) , (ˌ)tranz-​ , ˈtran(t)s-​ˌmī-​ , ˈtranz-​ˌmī-​ \ noun
transmigratory \ tran(t)s-​ˈmī-​grə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce transmigratory (audio) , tranz-​ \ adjective

Examples of transmigrate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Contreras and others from the transmigrating bus huddled together on the second floor of one of the shelter buildings. Khushbu Shah And Emanuella Grinberg, CNN, "To live openly as a transgender woman, she had to flee. In the migrant caravan, she realized she wasn't alone," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of transmigrate

circa 1559, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for transmigrate

Latin transmigratus, past participle of transmigrare to migrate to another place, from trans- + migrare to migrate

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“Transmigrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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