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: being an upper limit : highest
: most comprehensive : complete
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1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: greatest or highest possible
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: most complete or effective
maximal dental protection maximal vasodilation
: being an upper limit
the maximal levels achieved with subcutaneous injections —W. S. Hoffman
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