transmigrate

verb

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

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
2
transmigration noun
transmigrator
(ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈmī-ˌgrā-tər How to pronounce transmigrate (audio)
(ˌ)tranz-
ˈtran(t)s-ˌmī-
ˈtranz-ˌmī-
noun
transmigratory 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, 11 Apr. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1559, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of transmigrate was circa 1559

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“Transmigrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transmigrate. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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