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Noun: inmate  'in,meyt
  1. One of several residents of a dwelling (especially someone confined to a prison or hospital)
     
  2. A patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated
    - inpatient
     
  3. A person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
    - convict, con, yard bird, yardbird [N. Amer]

Derived forms: inmates

Type of: captive, occupant, occupier, patient, prisoner, resident

Encyclopedia: Inmate