un·​cap ˌən-ˈkap How to pronounce uncap (audio)
uncapped; uncapping

transitive verb

: to remove a cap or covering from
uncap a bottle
uncap a pen

Examples of uncap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After a sale, the cap is uncapped the year following an ownership transfer of a property. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 6 Mar. 2024 Reverentially, the people in line uncapped reusable water bottles and poured the contents into three glass serving bowls on the table, blending the Phoenix tap water sourced from the Colorado, Salt and Verde rivers with liquid from across the state. The Arizona Republic, 31 Jan. 2024 Yet, even as extreme heat dries up more aquifers and wells and leaves more people thirsty, luxury water has become fashionable among the world’s privileged, who uncap and taste it like fine wine. Martha Irvine and Dar Yasin, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Nov. 2023 These pungent, crisp pickles, adapted slightly from Jenn Segal’s recipe, are ready to uncap and eat in a day. Rita Nader Heikenfeld, The Enquirer, 1 Sep. 2023 Punitive damages are, however, uncapped in Delaware, with no legal maximum limit. Ramishah Maruf, CNN, 16 Apr. 2023 His last fare of the night hops in without contacting him through the app, then ominously uncaps a syringe. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 28 Feb. 2023 Video run times could be uncapped at any moment, and once that happens, there won't be much of a difference between the two core video offerings—assuming TikTok doesn't get banned by the US government first. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 16 Feb. 2023 When a mess does occur, simply uncap the device, and apply firm pressure to the tip to release the formula onto the stain. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1566, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncap was in 1566

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“Uncap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncap. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: to remove a cap or covering from

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