Definition of maximal in US English:

maximal

adjective

  • Of or constituting a maximum; the highest or greatest possible.

    ‘the maximal speed’
    • ‘The aorta is relatively fixed at these two points but is mobile on each side so the heart beat stress is maximal there.’
    • ‘One such deviation occurred when a child could not reproducibly produce maximal peak flows.’
    • ‘In the first place, it may be wondered why we should need to include both maximal possible states of affairs and propositions in our ontology.’
    • ‘It is possible that two events limit the pig's maximal growth from birth to 60 days of age.’
    • ‘Noninvasive therapy included maximal medical therapy as indicated for each patient.’
    • ‘The athlete can sense a loss in muscular strength, coordination, and maximal working capacity.’
    • ‘Then the cardiac failure worsened despite maximal treatment.’
    • ‘Preservation of maximal expiratory pressure is critical for the expulsive phase of labor.’
    • ‘The struggle for social peace is thus a struggle for the conditions of maximal living diversity.’
    • ‘The maximal increase in girth of an extremity usually occurs during the first year.’
    • ‘In conclusion, maximal plantar flexion was reached in only a minority of the kicking actions.’
    • ‘Injection assures maximal drug delivery and penetration into the ulcer region.’
    • ‘You may be in need of a maximal treadmill stress test, which will reveal any reduced flow in the arteries.’
    • ‘Two weeks at maximal dose is needed before one decides that a particular drug is a therapeutic failure.’
    • ‘These withdrawal symptoms begin within hours of the last cigarette and are at maximal intensity for the first week.’
    • ‘These bombs are especially designed to cause the maximal injuries to everyone involved.’
    • ‘Do we opt for choices that will give us maximal comfort or do we make choices that will give our lives the most meaning?’
    • ‘We allowed additional pain outside the maximal pain site if pain intensity was low and distinguishable from the central pain.’
    • ‘The intensity changes generally reach their maximal values near charge neutrality.’
    • ‘Despite heart problems most of her life, she always gave a maximal effort.’
    utmost, uttermost, very great, greatest, greatest possible, maximum, highest, ultimate, supreme, paramount, great, acute, major, intense, enormous, severe, high, superlative, exceptional, extraordinary
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Pronunciation

maximal

/ˈmaksəməl//ˈmæksəməl/