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 for Steepest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Steep \Steep\, a. [Compar. Steeper (-[~e]r); superl.
     Steepest.] [OE. steep, step, AS. ste['a]p; akin to Icel.
     steyp[eth]r steep, and st[=u]pa to stoop, Sw. stupa to fall,
     to tilt; cf. OFries. stap high. Cf. Stoop, v. i., Steep,
     v. t., Steeple.]
     1. Making a large angle with the plane of the horizon;
        ascending or descending rapidly with respect to a
        horizontal line or a level; precipitous; as, a steep hill
        or mountain; a steep roof; a steep ascent; a steep
        declivity; a steep barometric gradient.
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     2. Difficult of access; not easily reached; lofty; elevated;
        high. [Obs.] --Chapman.
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     3. Excessive; as, a steep price. [Slang]
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