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intr.v. trans·mi·grat·ed, trans·mi·grat·ing, trans·mi·grates
1. To migrate.
2. To pass into another body after death. Used of the soul.
[Latin trānsmigrāre, trānsmigrāt- : trāns-, trans- + migrāre, to migrate; see migrate.]
trans·mi′gra·to′ry (-mī′grə-tôr′ē) adj.
1. to move from one place, state, or stage to another
2. (Other Non-Christian Religions) (of souls) to pass from one body into another at death
trans•mi•grate(trænsˈmaɪ greɪt, trænz-)
v. -grat•ed, -grat•ing. v.i.
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.v.t.
4. to cause to transmigrate.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin trānsmigrātus, past participle of trānsmigrāre]
trans•mi′gra•to`ry (-grəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
Past participle: transmigrated
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|Verb||1.||transmigrate - be born anew in another body after death; "Hindus believe that we transmigrate"|
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
be born - come into existence through birth; "She was born on a farm"
|2.||transmigrate - move from one country or region to another and settle there; "Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century"; "This tribe transmigrated many times over the centuries"|
immigrate - come into a new country and change residency; "Many people immigrated at the beginning of the 20th century"
immigrate - migrate to a new environment; "only few plants can immigrate to the island"
emigrate - leave one's country of residence for a new one; "Many people had to emigrate during the Nazi period"
move - change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another"
migrate - move periodically or seasonally; "birds migrate in the Winter"; "The workers migrate to where the crops need harvesting"