cap·​ful | \ ˈkap-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce capful (audio) \

Definition of capful

: as much as a cap will hold

Examples of capful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Terry fills the pot about a quarter full of the bark potting material and then adds a capful of his granular fertilizer and mixes it well into the bark. Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2022 Add a capful of the cleaning liquid, then pop the clean water tank back on the stick. Patricia Shannon, Southern Living, 20 Mar. 2021 If their hands get dirty, Martinez washes them in a tub of soap, water and a capful of bleach. Arelis R. Hernández, Washington Post, 2 June 2020 Throwing a capful of bleach into the latter will significantly cut down on the bugs that can hang on to plates and utensils washed haphazardly by headlamp. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 25 July 2019 In a bucket, combine 4 cups of water with 2 cups of vinegar and ½ capful of laundry detergent. Fox News, 3 Dec. 2015 First remove dirt with a nylon medium-bristle brush and a capful of Woolite diluted in a bowl of warm water, says Fabrizio. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, 19 Apr. 2018 Start out by filling a sink with lukewarm water and a capful of baby shampoo or an equal amount of hair conditioner. Southern Living, 6 Feb. 2018 Try this trick to bring your sweaters, cotton T-shirts, and jeans back to their original state: Fill a sink with lukewarm water and a capful of baby shampoo or hair conditioner. Maria Carter, Country Living, 5 Feb. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of capful

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Capful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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