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[sel-meyt] /ˈsɛlˌmeɪt/
a fellow inmate in a prison cell.
Origin of cellmate
cell1 + mate1 Unabridged
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  • He was kept for one and one half months with one cellmate who smoked constantly when in the cell.
  • We found out about the incident three days later from her and her cellmate.
  • Each inmate partners with his cellmate in training the dogs and getting them used to being away from the racetrack.

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