1. Being or situated at the most distant limit or point; farthest: the utmost tip of the peninsula.
2. Of the highest or greatest degree, amount, or intensity; most extreme: a matter of the utmost importance.
The greatest possible amount, degree, or extent; the maximum: worked every day to the utmost of her abilities.
[Middle English, from Old English ūtmest : ūt, out; see ud- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + -mest, -most.]
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