inmate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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inmatenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɪn.meɪt/
a ​person who is ​kept in a ​prison or a ​hospital for ​people who are ​mentallyill
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(Definition of inmate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​terribleconditions.
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