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: situated at the very bottom : lowest, deepest
the bottommost part of the day— Alfred Kazin
: most basic
the bottommost problems facing the world
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closing, concluding, final, hindmost, lag, last, latest, latter, rearmost, terminal, terminating, ultimate
beginning, earliest, first, foremost, headmost, inaugural, initial, leadoff, maiden, opening, original, pioneer, primary, starting
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1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
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to clear from alleged fault or guilt
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