out·​er·​most | \ ˈau̇-tər-ˌmōst How to pronounce outermost (audio) \

Definition of outermost

: farthest out

Examples of outermost in a Sentence

The arrow hit the outermost ring on the target. the outermost planet in our solar system
Recent Examples on the Web The accounts said Oliverson was believed to have fractured his skull and suffered an epidural hematoma, which sees blood build between the skull and dura mater, the outermost layer protecting the brain. Chantal Da Silva, NBC News, 17 Aug. 2022 In the test, a vehicle is thrust into a crash test barrier at 40 miles per hour with just the outermost part of the bumper on the driver's side hitting the barrier. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, 3 June 2022 Her team realized that those early antibodies that had once seemed so powerful would bind to the outermost region of the RBD. Wired, 28 July 2022 On the molecular level, different materials are inclined to bond in different ways by doing things like sharing their outermost electrons. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 21 July 2022 The blue LEDs in SolaWave's spot treatment device have a wavelength of 415 nanometers, which is long enough to enter the epidermis, or the outermost and thinnest layer of your skin. Tiffany Dodson, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 June 2022 Already, advances in solar sails and other unconventional propulsion technologies offer the possibility of expediting the requisite journey to the solar system’s outermost reaches. Allison Gasparini, Scientific American, 25 May 2022 Experiments have made clear that the conscious experience of our body and its interactions with objects relies on these signals reaching the cerebral cortex, the outermost layer of the brain. Sliman Bensmaia, Scientific American, 16 May 2022 Our skin, every two to four weeks, sheds its outermost layer in order to renew and replenish its look and feel. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of outermost

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 Sep 2022

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“Outermost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outermost. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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out·​er·​most | \ ˈau̇-tər-ˌmōst How to pronounce outermost (audio) \

Kids Definition of outermost

: farthest out

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