Pronunciation: (im'i-grāt"), [key]
—v., -grat•ed, -grat•ing.
1. to come to a country of which one is not a native, usually for permanent residence.
2. to pass or come into a new habitat or place, as an organism.
to introduce as settlers: to immigrate cheap labor.
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