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inmate

[ in-meyt ]
/ ˈɪnˌmeɪt /
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noun
a person who is confined in a prison, hospital, etc.
Archaic. a person who dwells with others in the same house.

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Origin of inmate

First recorded in 1580–90; in-1 + mate1
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How to use inmate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for inmate

inmate
/ (ˈɪnˌmeɪt) /

noun
a person who is confined to an institution such as a prison or hospitalSee also resident (def. 2)
obsolete a person who lives with others in a house
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