UK [ˈʌpə(r)ˌməʊst] / US [ˈʌpərˌmoʊst] adjective
1) more important or urgent than anything else in a particular situation

Just surviving the storm became uppermost.

uppermost in someone's mind/thoughts:

The child's welfare is always uppermost in our minds.

2) at the top, or in a higher position

Water penetrates the uppermost surface of the rock.

Derived word:
UK / US adverb

She held out her hand with the palm uppermost.

English dictionary. 2014.

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