verb Etymology: Latin transmigratus, past participle of transmigrare to migrate to another place, from trans- + migrare to migrate Date: circa 1559 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. migratetransmigration nountransmigrator nountransmigratory adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Transmigrate — Trans mi*grate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Transmigrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Transmigrating}.] [L. transmigrare, transmigratum; trans across + migrare to migrate. See {Migrate}.] 1. To pass from one country or jurisdiction to another for the purpose of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transmigrate — [transmī′grāt΄, tranzmī′grāt΄] vi. transmigrated, transmigrating [ME vt. transmigraten < L transmigratus, pp. of transmigrare: see TRANS & MIGRATE] 1. to move from one habitation, country, etc. to another 2. to pass into another body at death …   English World dictionary

  • transmigrate — transmigrator, n. transmigratory /trans muy greuh tawr ee, tohr ee, tranz /, transmigrative, adj. /trans muy grayt, tranz /, v., transmigrated, transmigrating. v.i. 1. to move or pass from one place to another. 2. to migrate from one country to… …   Universalium

  • transmigrate — trans•mi•grate [[t]trænsˈmaɪ greɪt, trænz [/t]] v. grat•ed, grat•ing 1) (of the soul) to be reborn after death in another body 2) to move from one place to another 3) to migrate from one country to another in order to settle there 4) to cause to… …   From formal English to slang

  • transmigrate — [c]/trænzmaɪˈgreɪt / (say tranzmuy grayt) verb (transmigrated, transmigrating) –verb (i) 1. to remove 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 with the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • transmigrate — verb a) To migrate to another country. b) To pass into another body after death. See Also: transmigrable, transmigrant, transmigration, transmigrator …   Wiktionary

  • transmigrate — Synonyms and related words: body, corporealize, corporify, embody, emigrate, expatriate, flit, immigrate, in migrate, incarnate, incorporate, intermigrate, materialize, migrate, out migrate, personify, reembody, reincarnate, remigrate, run,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • transmigrate — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. migrate, emigrate, move; see leave 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To leave one s native land and settle in another: emigrate, immigrate, migrate. See APPROACH. 2. To change habitat seasonally: migrate. See MOVE …   English dictionary for students

  • transmigrate — trans·mi·grate || ‚trænzmaɪ greɪt v. wander, move from place to place; emigrate, move from one country to another; (about a human soul) be reincarnated, be reborn in another body after death …   English contemporary dictionary

  • transmigrate — verb 1》 (of the soul) pass into a different body after death. 2》 rare migrate. Derivatives transmigration noun transmigrator noun transmigratory adjective Origin ME: from L. transmigrat , transmigrare (see trans , mig …   English new terms dictionary

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