cap·​ful ˈkap-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce capful (audio)
: as much as a cap will hold

Examples of capful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Denney also recommended adding a capful of white vinegar to standard glass cleaner to add extra shine when cleaning certain surfaces or types of furniture. Brittany Kasko, Fox News, 31 Aug. 2023 To make washing easier, it is designed for both standard and high-efficiency machines--simply add one capful directly in with your load before starting. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 Apr. 2023 Simply add a few capfuls during your wash or rinse cycle, adjusting for the strength of the odors. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 18 Apr. 2023 Washing your clothes is fast and easy with this high-efficiency detergent – just one capful can get your laundry up to 96% cleaner*! Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 Apr. 2023 Say goodbye to stubborn stains and hello to unbeatable results with just one capful of this powerful formula. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2023 Add ½ capful to 8 ounces of your dog’s water. Woman's Day, 15 Feb. 2023 Avoid the temptation to pour an entire capful of detergent into the wash water; using too much detergent will require excessive rinsing to remove the suds, and residue from the soap can cause skin irritation like rashes or breakouts, as well as lend a dingy appearance to the cap. Jolie Kerr, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 May 2022 Mix one capful of a clear hand dishwashing detergent, such as Dawn, with about two cups of lukewarm water. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of capful was in 1873

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“Capful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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