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[loh-er-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st]
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  1. lowest1.
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Origin of lowermost

First recorded in 1555–65; lower1 + -most
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Historical Examples

  • Well, you say, it is admitted that the lowermost bed is always the older.

    The Past Condition of Organic Nature

    Thomas H. Huxley

  • In the lowermost one of these men first came to know of their existence.

    Zui Fetiches

    Frank Hamilton Cushing

  • The lowermost boy uttered a groan, for his imprisonment was painful.

    The Weathercock

    George Manville Fenn

  • She found the blanket at length in the lowermost drawer of the bureau.

  • In the lowermost foot of the deposit no ripple marks can be seen.

British Dictionary definitions for lowermost


  1. lowest
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Word Origin and History for lowermost

1560s, from lower (adj.) + -most.

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