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adjective uppermost pronunciation in British English /ˈʌpə(r)ˌməʊst/
  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 child’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 British English adverb

She held out her hand with the palm uppermost.



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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