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utmost

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈʌt.məʊst/  us   /-moʊst/ (formal uttermost, uk   /ˈʌt.ə-/  us   /ˈʌ.t̬ɚ-/ )
C1 used to emphasize how important or serious something is: a matter of the utmost importance The situation needs to be handled with the utmost care.

utmost

noun [S] uk   /ˈʌt.məʊst/  us   /-moʊst/ (formal uttermost, uk   /ˈʌt.əˌməʊst/  us   /ˈʌ.t̬ɚmoʊst/ )
the greatest amount or degree possible: The new model of the car offers the utmost in power and performance.
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