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[sel-meyt] /ˈsɛlˌmeɪt/
a fellow inmate in a prison cell.
Origin of cellmate
cell1 + mate1 Unabridged
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  • For cellmate he had Barthlet Green, who parted from him only to meet an agonizing death in the flames, as an arch-heretic.

  • He even came to have a sort of sense of comradeship for his cellmate.

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  • But for a long time he could not get used to the snoring of his cellmate.

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  • His cellmate, by answering to the name of "Mirov," had given away their nationality!

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