Definition of transmigrate in English:


Syllabification: trans·mi·grate
Pronunciation: /transˈmīˌɡrāt, tranz-


[no object]
1(Of the soul) pass into a different body after death.
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  • Buddhism held an alternative but no less unbelievable theology - that there was no such thing as a God, and that on death your soul transmigrates into the body of some new born creature.
  • A distinctive belief is that souls transmigrate (are reincarnated) from generation to generation.
  • Alternatively, Plato thought that all ideas were held from birth in the mind, where they had transmigrated from earlier souls.
2 rare Migrate.
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  • In other regions where the Javanese have been transmigrated, there have been similar outbreaks of violence, though not as serious.
  • Potential for interethnic conflict has increased over the past decades as more people from Java are transmigrated to outer islands, and more people from the outer islands move to Java.
  • A prerequisite for invasiveness is the ability of pneumococci to transmigrate and to disseminate through the epithelial and endothelial layers and to breach the blood-brain barrier.


late Middle English (as an adjective in the sense 'transferred'): from Latin transmigrat- 'removed from one place to another', from the verb transmigrare (see trans-, migrate).



Pronunciation: /ˌtransˌmīˈɡrāSHən, ˌtranz-/
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  • Karma regulates the reincarnation and transmigration of the soul, Sikhism links Karma with the doctrine of Grace.
  • The school of materialism called the Charvaka (also called Lokayat) did not believe in the cycle of rebirth and transmigration.
  • Naturally, he regarded the pagan Platonists as mistaken in accepting polytheism, everlasting world-cycles, and the transmigration of souls.


Pronunciation: /-ˌɡrātər/
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  • As he started in rearranging the foliage on the wreath he signaled the waiting transmigrator operator to telegraph the bottle back to The Ship.
  • In Japan, Jizo is the much loved form of the Bodhisattva of the underworld; he is the emanation of compassion which guides and protects transmigrators into and out of life.
  • Buddhas do not wash away ill deeds with water, nor remove transmigrators sufferings with their hands, nor transfer their realizations to others.


Pronunciation: /-ɡrəˌtôrē/
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  • It is the story of four people who live and die in succession, bearing the same birthmark and experiencing transmigratory dreams revealed to the lawyer-scholar Honda.
  • In accordance with them they become subject to joys and sorrows, which, in essence constitute what is termed ‘the river of transmigratory existence.’
  • Its collage and essayistic structure enabled me to explore intricate, allusive ideas of postcolonial dislocation, cultural mistranslation and transmigratory spaces.

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