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[in-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈɪnˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/
situated farthest within:
the inmost recesses of the forest.
most intimate or secret:
one's inmost thoughts.
Origin of inmost
before 900; Middle English (see in-1, -most); replacing inmest, Old English innemest, equivalent to inne- within + -mest -most Unabridged
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  • It had been calculated that, allowing for all projections, the house would fit exactly into the inmost ring.
  • The inmost tender leaf near the base of the plant is quite palatable, as children know.
  • inmost moderate climates, you should size it for the cooling requirements.
  • On the other hand, a secured party who does file is inmost cases protected from the interests of subsequent purchasers.
  • inmost cases, a permit will not be issued in facilities that are not protected by an automatic fire sprinkler system.
  • inmost cases, purchasers of interests lost the entire amount invested.
  • inmost cases it was relatively easy to visually differentiate between the construction and demolition loads.
  • inmost newspapers, especially in cities where air pollution isa problem, forecasts are given for that day or the next.
  • inmost cases the flow test must be less than one year old.
  • inmost cases, the caseworker has gone to court to ask for the judge's permission to place you in foster care.
British Dictionary definitions for inmost


another word for innermost
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Word Origin and History for inmost

Old English innemest; see in + -most.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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