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1. inmate

noun. ['ˈɪnˌmeɪt'] one of several resident of a dwelling (especially someone confined to a prison or hospital).

Synonyms

  • resident
  • occupant

Antonyms

  • unfaithful
  • dishonest
  • pro

Etymology

  • inn (English)
  • inn (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • mate (English)

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Example sentences of the word inmate


1. Noun, singular or mass
The party should look up the jail or prison in which the inmate is being held.

2. Adjective
A correctional institution may not deliver or hold inmate mail without a return address.

Quotes containing the word inmate


1. Books are to me as homemade tattoos are to an inmate. Can't get enough of them.
- Laurie Notaro, I Love Everybody

2. inmate

noun. ['ˈɪnˌmeɪt'] a patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated.

Synonyms

  • patient

Antonyms

  • inattentive
  • free

Etymology

  • inn (English)
  • inn (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • mate (English)

3. inmate

noun. ['ˈɪnˌmeɪt'] a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison.

Synonyms

  • yard bird
  • trusty
  • yardbird
  • con
  • captive
  • lifer
  • prisoner

Antonyms

  • untrustworthy
  • undependable
  • unreliable
  • irresponsible

Etymology

  • inn (English)
  • inn (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • mate (English)
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