a person who is kept in a prison, a hospital for people who are mentally ill or another institution and who is not allowed to leave An investigation has been launched after an inmate was found dead in his prison cell.
- Be sure not to misspell inmate as innate. Innate is an adjective that means inborn.
- The escaped inmate has been found.
- Twenty inmates were released yesterday.
- The state charged the prison inmates with the illegal possession of mobile phones.