Meaning of “inmate” in the English Dictionary

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"inmate" in British English

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inmatenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɪn.meɪt/ us /ˈɪn.meɪt/

a person who is kept in a prison or a hospital for people who are mentally ill

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(Definition of “inmate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inmate" in American English

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inmatenoun [ C ]

us /ˈɪnˌmeɪt/

a person who is forced by law to stay in a prison or hospital:

The inmates were living in terrible conditions.

(Definition of “inmate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)