- to move from one habitation, country, etc. to another
- to pass into another body after death: said of the soul, as in Hindu religious belief
Origin of transmigrateMiddle English transitive verb transmigraten ; from Classical Latin transmigratus, past participle of transmigrare: see trans- and amp; migrate
intransitive verbtrans·mi·grat·ed, trans·mi·grat·ing, trans·mi·grates
- To migrate.
- To pass into another body after death. Used of the soul.
Origin of transmigrateLatin tr&amacron;nsmigr&amacron;re, tr&amacron;nsmigr&amacron;t- : tr&amacron;ns-, trans- + migr&amacron;re, to migrate; see migrate.
(third-person singular simple present transmigrates, present participle transmigrating, simple past and past participle transmigrated)