cap·​ping | \ ˈka-piŋ How to pronounce capping (audio) \

Definition of capping

: something that caps

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Recent Examples on the Web Ten pounds would be enough to cap about 100 million doses of the vaccine, but, according to Tabarrok, there is not enough bioreactor capacity worldwide to produce both enough vaccinia capping enzymes and other vaccines. David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, "'This supply chain has never been tested': Production bottlenecks threaten mass vaccine rollout," 3 Sep. 2020 This black ale manages to be dark but not bitter, thanks to a German technique called mash capping. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "The 9 Best Winter Beers Available Now," 6 Dec. 2019 The capping of deductions for state and local taxes to $10,000 — currently there is no limit for taxpayers who itemize — would start for everybody after Dec. 31. Kenneth R. Harney,, "Hidden costs for homeowners in latest tax overhaul bill," 7 Nov. 2017 There was a strong capping inversion in place — a layer of warm air in place about a mile above the ground. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, "Fire and rain: Here’s how a wildfire sparked a freak thunderstorm in Texas," 17 May 2018 With Patrick played as an adult by Benedict Cumberbatch, the series is an immaculate portrait of a very troubled man, a showcase for Cumberbatch's prodigious range as an actor and also an incisive knee-capping of the idle rich. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Review: In 'Patrick Melrose,' Benedict Cumberbatch is raw, messy and better than ever," 9 May 2018 The Kremlin leader sees a fourth six-year term as the capping point on his legacy as a historical figure for Russia, the one who dragged the country from the ruins of the Soviet Union into modernity and prosperity. David Filipov, Washington Post, "Putin talks like Russia’s next president, but stays silent on whether he’ll run," 19 Oct. 2017 Specifically, the rank and file is sweating the implications for voters back home of the capping of tax-free contributions to retirement accounts and the write-off for state and local taxes. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: K Street is coming to Congress: The tax battle is just starting," 27 Oct. 2017 Those include an income tax, which is a tough nut at any time, but also the restructuring of Permanent Fund earnings management and a capping of the Permanent Fund dividend at $1,000 to $1,200. Tim Bradner, Alaska Dispatch News, "Grand fiscal plan is a tough nut, so just do the deed by appropriation," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of capping

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Capping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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