innermost

adjective
in·​ner·​most | \ˈi-nər-ˌmōst \

Definition of innermost 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: farthest inward : inmost

innermost

noun

Definition of innermost (Entry 2 of 2)

: the inmost part

Examples of innermost in a Sentence

Adjective

She revealed her innermost feelings. the innermost part of the cave

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

If there’s anything anybody wants to skip, like innermost thoughts in places, just go ahead. Erik Spanberg, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Elmore Leonard: Westerns' celebrates Leonard's mastery of the genre," 5 June 2018 According to Manduka, the mat’s innermost rubber layer is infused with charcoal, which helps filter out moisture and eliminate smells. Anthea Levi, Health.com, "This No-Slip Charcoal Yoga Mat Is the Only One You'll Ever Need for Hot Yoga," 11 May 2018 Previously, human organoids didn't last longer than five weeks, when nutrients and oxygen could no longer reach their innermost cells. Laura Yan, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Implanted Tiny Human Brains Into Mice," 21 Apr. 2018 But none of these robots were capable of penetrating the innermost areas of the reactors. Vince Beiser, WIRED, "The Robot Assault On Fukushima," 26 Apr. 2018 Mercury The smallest and innermost planet of the solar system, Mercury is named after the Roman deity who served as a messenger to the gods. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "Birth Charts 101: An Astrology Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Planets," 12 Mar. 2018 Outside Trump's innermost circle, hardly anyone knew beforehand that Haspel would be nominated. Jenna Mclaughlin, CNN, "White House gearing up for bruising fight to confirm Trump's CIA pick," 16 Mar. 2018 Earlier work had reached this conclusion for the innermost planets; the new data excludes hydrogen for planets d, e, and f. That only leaves TRAPPIST-1 g for further study. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Planets of TRAPPIST-1: Complex atmospheres, probably lots of water," 6 Feb. 2018 Pitchers do not need to ponder innermost thoughts behind the mound. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "Paul Daugherty on speeding up MLB games: How, and is it necessary?," 20 Feb. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The decision to join the Lakers was not a surprise to his innermost circle, with one person telling AP that it had been presumed for some time that he was headed to Los Angeles next season. Tom Withersap, Anchorage Daily News, "LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers," 2 July 2018 The decision to join the Lakers was not a surprise to his innermost circle, with one person telling AP that it had been presumed for some time that he was headed to Los Angeles next season. Tom Withersap, Anchorage Daily News, "LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers," 2 July 2018 The decision to join the Lakers was not a surprise to his innermost circle, with one person telling AP that it had been presumed for some time that he was headed to Los Angeles next season. Tom Withersap, Anchorage Daily News, "LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers," 2 July 2018 The decision to join the Lakers was not a surprise to his innermost circle, with one person telling AP that it had been presumed for some time that he was headed to Los Angeles next season. Tom Withersap, Anchorage Daily News, "LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers," 2 July 2018 The decision to join the Lakers was not a surprise to his innermost circle, with one person telling AP that it had been presumed for some time that he was headed to Los Angeles next season. Tom Withersap, Anchorage Daily News, "LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers," 2 July 2018 The decision to join the Lakers was not a surprise to his innermost circle, with one person telling AP that it had been presumed for some time that he was headed to Los Angeles next season. Tom Withersap, Anchorage Daily News, "LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers," 2 July 2018 The decision to join the Lakers was not a surprise to his innermost circle, with one person telling AP that it had been presumed for some time that he was headed to Los Angeles next season. Tom Withersap, Anchorage Daily News, "LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers," 2 July 2018 The decision to join the Lakers was not a surprise to his innermost circle, with one person telling AP that it had been presumed for some time that he was headed to Los Angeles next season. Tom Withersap, Anchorage Daily News, "LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of innermost

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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innermost

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of innermost

: most private and personal

: closest to the center or inside of something

innermost

adjective
in·​ner·​most | \ˈi-nər-ˌmōst \

Kids Definition of innermost

: farthest inward the innermost rooms

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