capful

noun
cap·​ful | \ˈkap-ˌfu̇l \

Definition of capful 

: as much as a cap will hold

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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, "How to Make Your Leather Shoes Last Forever," 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, "Shrunken Sweater? This Trick Can Save the Day," 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, "Remember This Trick and Never Throw Out a Shrunken Sweater Again," 5 Feb. 2018 Numerous websites hawk the drug online for as little as $5 a capful; some sellers label it as a window cleaner, fish tank cleaner, or ink remover. Cara Tabachnick, Marie Claire, "The Scary Future of Date-Rape Drugs—and Why Their Perpetrators Are So Hard to Bring to Justice," 20 Oct. 2015 Laundry When your big washing day comes around, toss in a capful of white vinegar. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Almost Everything With Vinegar," 31 Oct. 2017 Numerous websites hawk the drug online for as little as $5 a capful Cara Tabachnick, Marie Claire, "The Scary Future of Date-Rape Drugs—and Why Their Perpetrators Are So Hard to Bring to Justice," 20 Oct. 2015 The mosquitoes, which bite during the day and fly only half a block, can breed in a tiny capful of water but also like to hover in drains. Lizette Alvarez, New York Times, "Zika Cases Rise in Miami, and Officials Try to Soothe Fears," 9 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of capful

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of capful was in 1873

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