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adjective     uppermost pronunciation in American English
/ˈʌpərˌmoʊst/
  1. 1
    more important or urgent than anything else in a particular situation

    Just surviving the storm became uppermost.

    uppermost in someone’s mind/thoughts:

    The children’s welfare is always uppermost in our minds.

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  2. 2
    at the top, or in a higher position

    Water penetrates the uppermost surface of the rock.

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     uppermost pronunciation in American English
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She held out her hand with the palm uppermost.

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