Meaning of MIGRATE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈmī-ˌgrāt, mī-ˈ ]

intransitive verb

( mi·grat·ed ; mi·grat·ing )

Etymology: Latin migratus, past participle of migrare; perhaps akin to Greek ameibein to change

Date: 1697

1. : to move from one country, place, or locality to another

2. : to pass usually periodically from one region or climate to another for feeding or breeding

3. : to change position in an organism or substance

filarial worms migrate within the human body

• mi·gra·tion mī-ˈgrā-shən noun

• mi·gra·tion·al -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

• mi·gra·tor ˈmī-ˌgrā-tər, mī-ˈ noun

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